It’s Springtime in Paris

February 21, 2011 at 2:18 am | Posted in Baseball caps, Beauty, Fashion, NFL Caps | 1 Comment
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The new clothes action a acknowledgment to artlessness “Fashion is a absorption of the times.

We all charge a little calm,” proclaimed French Artist Jean-Louis Scherrer endure week. Perhaps so, but if fashion’s big spenders came to appearance the couture collections for bounce and sum mer, they were far from calm about what they saw. In the awash showrooms of Paris endure week, high-stepping models marched off the runways to the complete of ear-tingling acclaim and alive checkbooks.

As expected, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior’s Marc Bohan aggregate centermost date in presenting haute couture to the chic of ’78. Their bulletin was wel appear to those developed weary of gypsy dresses and the affected costuming that has flavored European appearance for the accomplished three seasons. The feminine anatomy is back, in clothes that are clean-lined, uncluttered, bendable and supple. Today’s couture, said Bohan, “is a acknowledgment to simplicity.”

It is, of course, awful styled simplicity. Pantsuits are back, with pleated trousers that are cuffed, tapered, and abbreviate abundant to restore the abate to the amative zones. Jackets are about short, with advanced amateur but abundant accurate clothier ing to abstain the tough-guy, bandit look.

Skirts and dresses can be abounding or beeline and slit; hem curve are about shorter, falling just beneath the knee or to midcalf, but hardly anytime to the ground. Heels are top and narrow.

If beneath adventuresome than in years past, endure week’s collections seemed absolutely added wearable. Dior’s Bohan bolstered his banal of gowns with atramentous pantsuits in carnal fabrics. Scherrer leaned against a Chaplinesque attending in suits, and even outfitted his models with bowler hats and canes.

Cardin included in his appearance a strapless atramentous accouterments with a glassy belt, while Guy Laroche took off with a checkered batwing atramentous dress. From Lanvin came a sheer-topped clothes with aerial delicate embroidery, and from Courrèges, a brim and blouse aggregate burdened with ruffles. For a lot of of top fashion’s critics, clients, and trend watchers, the week’s capital affection was the Saint Laurent collection. Paris’ No. 1 designer, who launched the apparel anarchy with his Russian, gypsy, Cossack fashions of 1976, had presaged a acknowledgment to change with his ready-to-wear appearance endure October. “There is no added revolution,” empiric Madame Ida, the maestro’s longtime aide. “This is evolution.”

Saint Laurent’s new chiffon chiffon dresses, about belted in ruffles, larboard no agnosticism about the feminine contour within. “They are abundant added feminine and simple to abrasion than the wide, annealed taffeta gowns of the beforehand collections,” proclaimed Marie-Hélène de Rothschild, of his $2,000-to-$7,500 designs.

The cape clothing with the abbreviate Spencer anorak bedeviled the collection. Shown with cuffed slacks or over a attenuated skirt, the anorak was akin with adult blouses, narrow-brim harbinger hats and a array of ties. Once acclaimed for the ascetic dressmaking of his archetypal pantsuits, Saint Laurent has now ashen his approach. His showstopper: a atramentous glassy cape clothing whose anorak was opened to betrayal a adorning strapless atramentous applique bra.

At times, his presentation seemed like a well-tailored accolade to his American audience. A arrant arrangement of Porgy and Bess paced his models at the Inter-Continental Hotel, and he declared the Gershwin classic, now onstage in Paris, as the antecedent of his afflatus and “the apotheosis of the American spirit … modern, sexy, agreeable and abounding of gaiety.” Saint Laurent’s focus on the American spirit may accept been acceptable business as able-bodied as acceptable showmanship. He was no agnosticism because the American boutiques for which his couture styles will eventually be adapted.


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