Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Opulent 80s

It almost goes without saying that 80s fashion experienced a renaissance of glamour and OPULENCE. It allowed the nouveau riche to feather themselves finely, even conspicuously. Party clothes were most spectacular, and couture looks permeated all the clothing markets.

In the atelier of Christian Lacroix, exquisite embroidery and beading were hand sewn--a return to traditional workmanship fit for a queen.


Victor Edelstein gown

Shoes, Antologia for Callaghan

Glove, Christian Lacroix for Diego Della Valle. Silk parasol by A. Sanoma

Dress, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Purse, Pellegrino for Linda Dresner. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman

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