the exhibit poster, just before entering...hardly a barometer for what is to come!
...and the exhibit-- an over-the-top- intoxicating-fashion-fantasy! Lacroix's inventive flair and dazzling creativity, in room upon room, spilled stimulating color, texture, shape, technique and style that leaves the viewer inspired with historic wonder and the possibilities of modern dressing. Filled with the madly sketching fashion students and the Parisian bourgeois crowd, it is a fashion happening on two sides. What I loved most --- the way he took his own clothes and topped them with beautiful hats from the archives, SMS-- express your uniqueness. I have started sketching my own Lacroix-Luxe-Mix -- the idea -- wear all your favorites, all together, when you want, break all rules -- play day and night and dreamy and practical side by side ... ex: jeans with precious couturier blouse, accessories new and vintage, mix Poiret and Cardin. The other key looks that are driving me are the hats or headdress, the feathers giving a lightness, also from shredded fabric edges, the gloves and the netting, touches of netting or tulle and also entire dresses made from black net; wearing light and fluttery with structured 60s equals Neo-Hip style.