I live each season for the Karl Lagerfeld show in Paris, and it never fails to amaze me. Never an imitator, always an originator, Karl marches to the beat of his own drum, in futuristic military style. See it here.
Where’s Alber? October 9, 2008
Couture Club: Giambattista Valli Goes Retro October 5, 2008
The press is always so inordinately hard on designers who are too retro-referential, but I’ve frankly never understood why it’s so necessary to be modern. I love retro, and with the runways looking so silhouette-less, a striking retro-glam frock is a sight for sore eyes. Giambattista Valli’s recent show in Paris is a very pretty-in-guipure rendition of the New Look halcyon days of the ’50s. The fellow just drips couture and artfully blends both lean and voluminous lines. I plan to copy every look to my look book and am already making sketches in my head of Valli-inspired jackets. Get your glam on here.