Wednesday, July 24, 2013


I fly to NYC tomorrow and was thrilled to find out the heat wave has broken.  It is very difficult for a gentleman to look elegant while walking down Madison Avenue when the city feels like a sour substitute for hell when it is damn hot!  The ladies have it so easy.  They have Alaia and can be put together while letting a natural ventilation system do it's job with deep plunges, free arms, short hems, and exposed backs.  In contrast, I have to wear a suit, shirt, tie, and ill-advised to go commando.  This gold print halter with two-tiered skirt gives the illusion of being a more substantial fabric that is heavy and textured, but is seriously so light and easy to wear.  If I were packing and  a woman of style with an Alaia-appropriate body, this would be a no-brainer.  Reminiscent of Claire McCardell's wrap dresses in the 40s and early 50s, Alaia has sex'd it for the super models 1980s.  Oh this came from a pretty successful model of that era!  It's got good genes.

Alaia gold print silk wrap dress, c.1980's. Marked 12, modern 4 to 6

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