Sunday, February 27, 2011
Oscar Worthy Fashion
After watching the Central Saint Martin's MFA Fashion show for 2011, well some of it anyway, I decided to see if anybody actually got it right.
The point of fashion is this: There are no more than about 10 classic shapes that all of fashion is derived from/inspired by. The idea is to take one of these shapes that has been used over and over again, and make it into something new and brilliant. Alexander McQueen knew that. So did Valentino. I don't think the students of Central Saint Martin have caught on to that recipe yet.
So anyway, I immediately went over to Chanel 2011 to see what was offered. Beautiful, yes. Classic, yes. But yawn. So then I decided to check out what John Galliano had to offer at Dior 2011 (usually I think his stuff is way too over the top). I was hypnotized by his show. Beautiful, yes. Classic, yes. Seductive and new and brilliant, yes yes yes!! So here are a few photos from the MFA Fashion show and Dior's Fashion show. I didn't include any from Chanel because you can close your eyes and use your imagination, we all know what Chanel looks like anyway. It's not hard to tell the difference between the little crickets and the true master.