Charlize Theron on the cover of Vogue

Vogue has presented us with one of the most beautiful photographs of the female body and soul I have ever seen. The dress, upside down position, facial expression in a dream is metamorphosis. The rocks and water transform into her.… Continue reading

Elsa Schiaparelli at the Metropolitan Museum

By BarbaraAnne:

On May 10, 2012, the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art will reopen with an exhibition juxtaposing the work of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada.

I have always been familiar with Prada, but discovering Schiaparelli’s… Continue reading

Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute: Shoes

By BarbaraAnne:

Flipping through the shoe database of the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, I came across an unexpected similarity. Proportion united two pairs of shoes, made 250 years apart.

In 1700, French ateliers embroidered this pair of ladies’ leather… Continue reading

Jason Wu: Sheath Dress

A native of Taipei, Jason Wu creates a signature American look. With the sheath silhouette being a key fashion element this fall, Wu’s use of black-lace applique on ivory-houndstooth fabric makes an exquisite piece. I can see Kate Middleton conquering… Continue reading

Bergdorf Goodman: Show Stoppers in the Shoe Salon

Art Deco has never been more flamboyant, as it triumphs in shoe design this fall. Christian Louboutin‘s genius continues to awe, but Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, and Gucci are not far behind. From Bergdorf Goodman’s… Continue reading

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