Givenchy shirt, Ralph Lauren Blue Label jacket, Guess skirt, Proenza shoes
(side note: I said I would wear these mandals with a suit and I did, kind of--I WIN?)
Let me recant a bit of what I said in the last post--I'm kind of "eh" about everything EXCEPT DRIES VAN NOTEN. Holy Batman! It was a veritable visual AND intellectual delight. If I could meet/marry anyone in the world it would be Dries (sorry, bf, sorry Dries's bf). I don't have enough superlatives to even describe! But you know what? It is exactly a collection that is TOO cool for superlatives. So I'm not going to even try. But I will say: the juxtaposition of the old/new, natural/man-made photo prints was brilliant on so many levels. The splashes of turquoise, magenta, and cinnamon perfectly enhanced the clash of civilizations from which the prints were sourced. And the wit: the "Circus Circus" coat with peplum pants look is my aspirational image for the year. I want to be the woman who wears this. Oh and also the woman who wears pink rose outfit. And the entire collection. My favorite moment, however, was, upon watching the video, discovering that some of the the skirts and shirts I thought were festooned with "chopped up" city lights (which I thought was a great nod to the increasingly fractured nature of life) were actually flashing crystals that mimicked the effect of the real artificial thing (which is an even better nod to ideas about authenticity and artificiality). It was something that left me actually thinking about how our relationship to nature and history is influenced by living in midst of the scraps and monuments of the man-made world--and about whether all these legacies and futures can coexist in harmony. If only it were a Dries world, they could and would magnificently!