Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oh, the DRAMA

before anyone writes a professional column about this collection

CHANEL SPRING COUTURE

I'll give you my take, sitting here at my desk in Houston, Texas, nowhere near the runway of Paris

before I go farther, I'll say how I've been lamenting the
"casualness" of dress in today's world.
lamenting to my girlfriends who, like me, remember when
WE DRESSED !!

anyway.

with this new collection I think Mr. Lagerfeld has made a 
dramatic inroad toward
THE RETURN OF THE SUIT
THE RETURN OF THE DRESS "DRESS"




& the RETURN OF THE LITTLE HAT
the proper little hat
PROPER SHOE


did any of you guys see Tom Ford's movie, THE SINGLE MAN?
in this film Julienne Moore played a character from the 60's.
if you remember those years you'll recall how perfectly she was attired in every single scene.

this collection makes me think of those days, the days of JACQUELINE KENNEDY





the continuation of the deep "V" neckline, the plunging neckline.



I'm positive that my favorite aunt had an outfit 
exactly like this one, only in bright red,
which I used to try on & dream of dancing with the Prince.










the absence of COLOR !!!
the presence of SILVER & GLITTER
the FEATHERS

the regalness of the entire show, maybe a bit like those "DYNASTY" DAYS"
where everything was sculpted and perfect ???

whatta do ya think?

if you follow me on INSTAGRAM you'll have already seen
the posting of the Giambattista Valli Couture show.
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5 comments:

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

It looks beautiful! I could not agree with you more about the beautiful and fin of really dressing up. Now a days "dressing up" is not the same that we all remember. This is a classic and beautiful collection that harkens back to Coco.

La Contessa said...

I do not like the MODELS faces.................lack of make up?
TOO YOUNG?
KARL is ALWAYS A WINNER...................you know I saw him JULY FIRST in PARIS in leather pants and his signature gloves........he walked right by me.I could have reached out and KISSED HIM!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I think he used the slicked back hair, etc. to make a point about the apparel. Suits/Dresses of this style really don't work with big hair, do they? HE is a master, no doubt !!! I cannot imagine how you resisted speaking to him !!!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I think the idea of "getting really dressed" was worth every single bit of the trouble & time. I enjoyed it so much !! And, you know, my husband enjoyed it too. Well, all us girls loved to compare notes on what was happening in the shops & closets. Now. Henrietta Ho Hum rules, except for the SAME hair & accessories. SAME!

Anonymous said...

Love it I hope lady like dressing comes back even if it means dressy jeans, pretty jacket pretty ballet flats
Chanel really hit the mark !
Hoping our new First Lady leads us there