Friday, April 24, 2015

INSPIRATION Otto Dix 1926… Chanel FW 2015||16

The Chanel FW 2015||16 collection was Karl  Lagerfeld’s vision of France from a stranger who thinks France is not that bad. This vision included also to analyse the typical lunch- dinner- aperitif  setting of a Parisian: the brasserie. The Brasserie Gabrielle was the theme to the staging of the show at Chanel’s traditional location at the Grand Palais. On the runway appeared an unusual red tartan check  on a austere- futuristic styled model that resembled very much the Otto Dix painting of the journalist Sylvia von Harden, having an aperitif in a place that looks like a brasserie. I just love that painting and the fierce face expression of Sylvia, who like me and Karl Lagerfeld, was originally  from Hamburg.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

INTO THE ARCHIVES…. Rochas 1934 and Rochas FW 2015||16

For the maison's 90th birthday Alessandro dell’Acqua has decided to celebrate Marcel Rochas by resuscitating a heritage bird motive of black swallows [left] on a white sheer silk dress [right] for his latest FW2015||16 collection. 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

INSPIRATION Christian Dior HC SS||2015... Versace FW 2015||16

This look from the last Christian Dior Haute Couture show [left] with its over knee patent leather boots was part of a reminder of the cheep hooker outfit Julia Roberts wore in 1990 in 'Pretty Woman" [click here]. Also Donatella Versace for FW 2015||16 thought this aesthetic is ready for a comeback [right]. Important is the use of the right nuance of the über sexy red of the patent leather.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

INSPIRATION Lady Esquire Instant Shoe Colouring AD 1974… Valentino FW 2015||16 pre-collection

This very amusing advertisement from the seventies [left] features a pair of boots that are identical to the ones of Valentino for FW 2015||16 pre-collection [right]. I’m wondering if those boots from the seventies are Valentino’s too.