you may say fashion bores- it has all been seen before. I say- that is what fascinates me about Fashion. I rarely LOOK at Fashion today that I don't see Fashion yesterday. Everything -mostly- has a reference point to history, art, or cinema.
& why? just 45 years ago-1955, Fashion returns to
form. The cover BALENCIAGA.
form endures. Who better than SUZY MENKES-the one and only FASHION STORYTELLER Extraordinaire- to sum up in Harper's Bazaar September issue no less- THE SEASON
"This curved and linear geometry is the essence of the new look. Designers have use the compass and the square, but not to create 2-D effects." SM
(Suzy Menkes a name that should put fear into FASHION'S BLOGGIN' EXPERTS- Do not ever forget your betters-your MUCH betters)- but that is a story for another day.
"Genius creates, and Taste preserves.
Taste is the good sense of Genius;
Genius is only Divine Folly."
SILHOUETTES: Geometric Gadgets are the the tools of the trade, so it is straight as a ruler, angular intersections as drawn with a square, or circles elongated as ovals. SUZY MENKES
HOW THEY SEE IT:
(l to r) Roland Mouret, Victoria Beckam, Calvin Klein, Antonio Berardi, Marc Jacobs (all from style.com)
THE PHRASES the New Perfection, Sculptural, Feline(eyeliner), Restrained Chic, Black, Sleek Simplicity. 1955-BALENCIAGA.
-fashion history repeating itself, yet again.