I want to go on a picnic…
Catching up on Christian Dior: Fall 2010
Just three picks from the Dior Fall 2010 show…
Dior Goes Back in Time for Pre-Fall 2010
The Christian Dior Pre-Fall 2010 collection was all WWII French Resistance and 1930s bias cut gowns straight off the silver screen. Check out the pincurls on the model too! Can you believe that silver lamÃ© number? If I could wear that onstage, I swear I’d learn to sing better! I like the model too, Heloise Guerin. Ahh, Galliano, how do I love thee…
Jo’s Picks: Chanel Resort 2010
The 350 guests reclining on sun beds in the famous white tented cabanas certainly felt privileged to be witnessing the extreme glamour of the designer’s learned-but-light invocation of an important part of Coco Chanel’s biography, one that was overlaid with passing allusions to Visconti, Fellini, the Venice carnival, and the city’s art treasures.
“I wanted to reinvent the mystique,” said Karl Lagerfeld, talking about locating the collection in one of Coco Chanel’s favorite summer hauntsâ€”she visited Venice for almost ten years beginning in 1919 and met Diaghilev here.
“Coco on the Lido,” as Lagerfeld called it, started with a tableau of figures in tricorne hats and cloaksâ€”cover-ups for a play on girdles and bras as bathing suits. Next came Tatjana Patitz promenading in creamy lace as the picture-hatted Edwardian mother in Death in Venice, her sailor-suited son Tadzio and his two sisters in ingenue fan-pleated dresses trailing behind. From there, the sequence took off into matelot- and gondolier-inspired stripes, interpreted in long-line fine-knit cardigans and playful beachwear with funny red and white striped wedge booties. The references kept streaming outâ€”a halterneck dress fashioned in plissÃ© knit to suggest Fortuny, the deep Doge red and the golden lion motif of the city flag, shimmery sequins and glass embroidery made to imitate the light of Venice glancing off water.
Pictures and Blurb from Style.