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fashion: rewind // a look back at the genius of Montana

12 Mar

The 80’s were many things to many people, but most notably perhaps they were the beginning of the mass consumer appeal of fashion, and in particular fashion houses.  Of course we’ve always been obsessed with trends, so it’s a broad statement you might say, but mega-brands like Gucci, Prada, Dior were in financial dire-straits in the mid-eighties.  And boom out of nowhere the shoulder-pad reinvented fashion overnight.

One man was at the forefront of that change, and that man was Montana.

Although regrettably most famous for bankrupting Lanvin (costing them a reported $50 million), a new book delves into why Claude Montana was one of the most sought-after fashion designers that defined the ’80s and continues to be an underlying force behind today’s styles. “Claude Montana: Fashion Radical,” co-authored with fashion journalist Marielle Cro, gives a retrospective look at the French designer’s aggressive tailoring, dramatic silhouettes and bold use of color.

Montana – we salute you.



fashion: Tisci, Elbaz named as potential suitors to the Dior mantel.

2 Mar

A troubled looking Galliano arrives at a Paris police station Monday morning, who knew less than 48hrs later the ultimate fashion golden boy would be looking for a new job.  Not since the greatness of Alexander McQueen has a man so talented seemed so haunted by demons, proving that a tortured genius is required to achieve that level of skill . . .

With style.com already stating fellow LVMH stablemates Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy and Alber Elbaz of Lanvin (formerly of YSL) both being named as potential successors it looks like things will be interesting at 30 avenue Montaigne for a while longer . . .


topshop: love Lanvin NYC

14 Dec

fashion: The style everyone is wearing this season

21 Sep

It seems that everyone this season is living under their fringe. But to whom do we owe the must have hair to? A flashback to the Lanvin show for AW/10 reminds us how much everyone fell in love with that jet back glossy style that every model rocked out with, of course the smokey khol eye make-up had something to do with it. It had us reaching for our nirvana CD’s all over again . . .

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