Monday, July 02, 2012


Greetings from Paris.  I am ready to get inspired by this season's Haute Couture.  I am intrigued by Dolce & Gabanna's decision to do a non-press Couture presentation for select clients in Taormina on the 9th of July.  Could this be a reaction to Gucci and Frida Giannini's successful red carpet collection titled Premiere? I do think many of Giannini's gowns bare a resemblance to Bob Mackie's work in their embroidered opulence and body-conscious silhouettes. This bronze gown has a dramatic alternative to a portrait neckline as it's a beaded rope attached to an illusion yoke and mock-neck.  The ingenious placement of curved beaded white lines slim and elongante the figure, almost like a trompe l'oeil Stella McCartney dress. 

Of course you could buy a five figure Gucci gown that you have already seen on Blake Lively or Salma Hayek, but wouldn't you prefer to be an original and incomparable in vintage Mackie?  Back to the shows...

Bob Mackie sequin and beaded bronze gown, c.1980's..  Modern 4 to 6. SOLD

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