Cool, adds edge to the outfit. But I want to know- male or female?
Also, the woman pulling the cart in the background is another chic Milanese older woman. I’ve been to Milan, but it was in the summer, and didn’t get the full effect of the style of these older Milanese women in the hot weather. Now I know where Muiccia Prada gets her esthetic, one which I love.
this is such a typical milan street. and this figure, juxtaposed on that background, with all of the texture and patterning of what she is wearing…with the helmet reflecting the grays of the sky…its just perfect.
Disco ball helmet – YES! Interesting coat – yes. Jammy pants dragging on the wet sidewalk – augh! As a motorcyclist, I’ve got to find who made that helmet. Today I bought a new old stock 70′s gold metalflake Buco helmet, but this disco ball takes the cake.
That disco-ball helmet, besides looking swank, also offers 2 kinds of protection: it will protect the wearer from those intrusive satellites and radio-waves that are recording all our thoughts and making improper suggestions, and it protects all of us from the wearer’s evil schemes for world domination. Fashion, safety and protection for all – what more could we ask for?!
Oh. My. God!!! This is one of the best things I’ve seen yet. What a wonderful find. That helmut and that coat! So fabulous! At first I wasn’t feeling the pants, but another poster mentioned how it gives the whole look a hint of pj w/ robe, and I love that! A bit of wit to it. I still don’t like the length of the pant though, would think the bottoms must be getting wet and dirty.
I hate to nit pick some of the comments above, but… Those are not jammy bottoms, but only- in -milano good wool pantsn also note the color of the shoes and the scarf and the fab coat-see what the Sartorialist sees!
Here’s something to broaden your horizons! It does my heart much good to see a helmet that is not purely utilitarian. There should be more whimsy put into protective headgear, including construction hard hats, for that matter.
This helmet reminds me of a Volkswagen Rabbit convertible I used to see here in Dallas. It was originally white, but it was (eventually) completely covered in red artificial roses. I irrationally and unreasonably loved that car. I even loved it in the inbetween stages as it was slowly covered.
I love this helmet the same way. I must be a reincarnated racoon, or crow or something.
Ah, this is the kind of photo that makes the Sartorialist blog stand out! Thank you!
And I agree that s/he looks like s/he’s wearing pajamas, but for some reason it looks right with that oddball helmet. (Like something out of a 1970′s comedy?) Thank goodness for people who get silly with pinache.
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