Monday, October 03, 2011


Brava to my friend Clare Waight Keller on her first Chloe show shown earlier today in Paris. She said she said she wanted to convey a sense of "ease and femininity" and by all reports she has! That's what Chloe has always been about. Karl Lagerfeld designed some of my fav Chloe pieces in the 70s and 80s and I love this bugle bead and peplum skirt floral print which picks up on two trends we are seeing on the runways: Deco and peplums around the hips -- just referenced in a very modern way by Phoebe Philo at Celine and formerly of Chloe. Here you get the best of both in one dress. The top could be ready for the Charleston and the bottom flirts with the Couture-inspired late 50s peplums all over the runways lately but also reminds me of 80s dresses girls wore to Bat Mitzvahs in Bev Hills. Wow I am sure not selling this dress from my description, but you take the good in all those thoughts and voila: c'est tres chic. Wear your hair in a chignon and throw on some pumps (sans platform) and you are very elegant and current.

Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld for Lou Lattimore Dallas bugle bead and floral peplum dress, c. 1980s. Marked size 36, modern 4. SOLD

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