the beauty of fashion is fantasy, a dream, a cacoethes exit from the mainland. of course it is always easy to set up a strip and send models down the runway, but i love the enticement of imagination, a presentation to astonish, shock, twirl, empower, and to inspire. there is nothing more captivating than the stage of show at your feet. applause should be dealt to (yes i know there are countless…) but right now, i’m talking about Thom Browne’s fall/winter 2011 held in paris where he transformed and pulled the audience to the historic hall of the westin hotel. plaids, checks, powder faced, knits, wools, and the sunglasses which wear so cool. sat to dine they were, like dolls, laid out on display. a collection with inspirations stemming from 18th century america, where the models played ‘musical chairs,’ the aristocratic air feathered with sleeveless jackets and noble drab to adorn. could it be any more stunning? j’adore.
photos courtesy of Trendland.
- Renaissance Designer Fashion – The Thom Browne Fall 2011 Line is 18th Century-Inspired Couture (GALLERY) (trendhunter.com)
- Haute Couture PR: Thom Browne at Paris Fashion Week (piercemattiepublicrelations.com)
- Thom Browne (style.com)