Photo courtesy of Maison Martin Margiela from Style.com
I am easily distracted...
I rarely come accross arresting fashion pictures anymore. Not that I don't know what's going on, just that I am rarely stopped in my tracks by a new garment. And with the 80's back on, having lived that fashion decade rather fully, I have a bad case of "been there, done that" which comes with old age and some wisdom about what actually suits me. If I want to go 80's, I should go in the attic and do some refashion! Also, I really don't feel like wearing XXXXL t-shirts ever again, I am 5'3", it never looked good on me.
So yesterday, I'm checking out my style.com iPhone app in bed and I came upon this dress, worn by Natalie Press (wiki says she is an actress) which I assume is a Margiela dress since it was worn at a Margiela exhibit opening.
...I go on tangents...
The dress has got a certain Elizabethan flair : big sleeves with gashes, the font V shape, side pleats and it's not stiff and not too little girly either. So I just went and got lost on the net looking up Elizabethan Costumes, Elizabethan Clothing, Elizabethan Clothing Restrictions which made me think of the fabulous history work done by Suzannah at Cargo Cult Craft about British Wartime Clothing Restrictions. Where was I?
...and I wander back.
Why do I like this dress? Let me count the ways, it's red, it's timeless (5 years from now, it'll still elicit compliments from me) and what I like most is that you cannot tell which Margiela collection it's from or if it's from him, unless that's your job to know this stuff.
Do I want to make this in red velvet? Yes! Will I? It all depends on how distracted I'll be!