are totally enamored with Hollywood's golden era
(the '20s to the '50s) referencing every lady from
Audrey Hepburn to Marilyn Monroe.
femininity's Alexander McQueen caused yet another
stir when his show turned into a 1930's "Depression
inspired ballet". Models danced around in
1930's-style suits, satin dresses and tweed corsets
made from a mixture of his grandmother's lace and
grandfather's tweed suits, and ballet skirts made
from "ghost-like" meshes and gauzy fabrics.
Meanwhile, Prada and Mui Mui were having a '50s
moment with very chic interpretations of elegance:
from dresses with well-defined bodices, tightly
clenched with waists and full skirts that bellow,
worn with a wide range of tops ranging from the
sexy corsets and Camis tops--to more sophisticated
fitted shirts and classic man-style V necks, sweaters
and cardigans. (Remember to wear a belt on the
waist for a fresh feminine look!) The day dresses
are all smart and sophisticated, mostly following
very simple lines (the fit and flare dress, the
shirt dress, the tube).
An absolute must, traditionally shown with skirts
but, for the more daring, with trousers. The cardi
may be worn snug fitting, embroidered, tie dyed,
sheer or plain.
Rebel: For a more sassy take on this nostalgic
trend, D-Squared showed that there's nothing like
a dame, especially if she looks like a sexy Marlon
Brando or James Dean inspired rebel in sassy pedal
pushers or techno stretch cigarette pants, high
heels, sporty graphic or plain tank tops, biker-style
leather jackets, corsets, leather baby doll tops,
vests, peak caps and leather neck bands. Also don't
forget the classic jean jacket. To be more playful,
try the Texan cowboy-inspired fringed jackets,
buckle belts and very worn-out jeans teamed with
the classic T-shirt or lingerie-inspired tops.
Holiday Look: If that's not enough, try Versace's
optimistic Hawaiian brights in 50's-inspired pedal
pushers and slender cigarette pants, mixed with bright
co-bred hatter tops, sexy tubes and cropped jackets.
Don't forget to accessorize with chunky gold jewelry
and thick black bands for the complete glam queen
fun playing and look out for Part 3 next month!