Thursday, April 13, 2006

80s style to make you smile

Out of alphabetical order here because in many ways Gaultier symbolizes and summarizes other 80s trends while pointing to the 90s. He gets the last word.

HUMOR As in the 1950s, the 80s were just manicured and fashionable enough to allow humor. In the Depression and War years fashion was molded (and often made more beautiful) by the constraints imposed by rationing and lack of materials. Humor would be over the top in that atmosphere. In the 80s, as in the 50s, there was room for a laugh in personal appearance, even in exquisitely made designer clothing. Francisco Moschino was the great master of whimsy in my book (last two photos).

Bolero by Rachel London

Scarf by Steven Jones for Claude Montana. Shoe by Comme des Garcons by Rei Kawakubo

Outfit by Bazar de Christian Lacroix. Paper hat by Tracy Watts

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