Tuesday, September 12, 2006

At Proenza Schouler – Bold Women

Update – Everyone seems to love the woman in the top photo.
Her name is Giovanna Battaglia, fashion editor L’Uomo Vogue.
I have another shot of her at the Thom Browne show on Men.Style.com
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  1. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 9:54 am

    absolutely gorgeous use of color.. especially the lady in the second picture with the black tights.

  2. Lit

    September 12, 2006 at 9:55 am

    The red bag is the cherry on top!She looks fantastic, modern and full of good taste…great.

  3. ClavdiaChauchat

    September 12, 2006 at 10:00 am

    Oh! I adore this yellow coat! And so perfect with a wispy oyster grey scarf.
    Like the best earl grey with lemon.
    Thank you for this

  4. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 10:08 am

    The first one is the most beautiful woman you ever took a picture of for your blog.

  5. Lainy

    September 12, 2006 at 10:16 am

    Woman with red bag – - I want to BE you.

    Good lord, she’s fabulous.

  6. Lainy

    September 12, 2006 at 10:17 am

    Woman with red bag – - I want to BE you.

    Good lord, she’s fabulous.

  7. lauracrow

    September 12, 2006 at 10:53 am

    the woman in the top photo is absolutely amazing.

  8. Maria

    September 12, 2006 at 10:58 am

    How fun and action shot! Love the two outfits. Yellow is a strong color in many collections, but this is an excellent fall version.

  9. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 11:04 am

    Wow. The woman in the top pic is quite a vision. Smart, sexy. Confident. That made my day, Sart.

  10. aimtx

    September 12, 2006 at 11:11 am

    Why are we suddenly all carrying bags that are bigger than our torsos? What all do they have stuffed into those things, anyway? Changes of clothes? Lunch? Their toddlers? It’s gotten truly ridiculous.

  11. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 11:17 am

    WOW, the top one is super sexy!

  12. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 11:51 am

    The woman in the gray dress is perfection. The dress, the shoes, THE BAG! Love. Did I mention the bag?

  13. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 12:09 pm

    come on sart, we want more pics of the top sexy woman! you know it makes sense

  14. The Sartorialist

    September 12, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    everyone has big bags because they are full of show invitations, run-of-show list , office paper work etc.

    A lot of these people are from out of town so they can’t stash it back at the office or stop by the hotel between shows.

  15. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 12:18 pm

    you know, I was just looking at the proenza shouler collection and was thinking that the models were actually too skinny for those thight skirts (no shape) and here comes the perfect model: slim but not skin and bones.
    I like the second look but black tights seem forced on it for september. for me, that kills it.
    PS: sorry for always commenting anonimously, but i can’t seem to be able to create an id…

  16. comtedamour

    September 12, 2006 at 12:22 pm

    ou la la regarding the top pic.

  17. the patriarch

    September 12, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    The first woman is probably the most gorgeous person I’ve ever seen. Jesus.

  18. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 12:29 pm

    again on PS: didn’t like the tennis like skirts.

  19. Amanda

    September 12, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    I think big bags are attractive, but walking around in a city with one in the crook of your arm is just asking to be mugged, in my opinion. It seems a little imprudent.

  20. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Dear Scott,

    On a separate note, great to see you and The Sartorialist mentioned in today’s Wall Street Journal!!

    Have read your blog since Feb. ’06 (because of WWD reference) and it is always a pleasure. Enjoy your point of view, honesty, enthusiasm and energy. Because of your blog, I have not renewed my U.S. fashion mag subscriptions although am still devoted to Italian and Paris Vogue…always enjoy hearing your comments on these as well.

    Best wishes!!
    A Devoted Boston Fan

  21. EnidP

    September 12, 2006 at 1:56 pm

    Yes, I love what Giovanna Battaglia is wearing top to bottom impecable. I got my version of that red bag already superb…
    On the lookout for a similar cut dress…

    ENID P.

  22. Cantalao

    September 12, 2006 at 2:41 pm

    in the first picture, she was lake a vision beetwen the people arround

  23. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    Giovanna Battaglia – there is a little story on her in the new (pink) issue of u.s. vogue. she is from another world altogether..

  24. sch_rene_sch

    September 12, 2006 at 3:46 pm

    the yellowdress is made by WUNDERKIND

    it´s love to see it at your blog, because i´m working for that wonderfull label

  25. ken

    September 12, 2006 at 4:12 pm

    Giovanna – what an appropriate name for this beautiful woman. She looks like she could be Daria’s older sister.

  26. Zaydoun

    September 12, 2006 at 4:18 pm

    The woman from L’Uomo Vogue is so effortlessly stylish!

    Any info on the dress? I’m curious

  27. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    I guess the woman on the second picture is Julia Freytag from German Glamour. Beautiful dress & tights! Thanks for your wonderful blog!!!

  28. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Plus it’s all about a big bag still!

    (By the way, you might want to correct the spelling of “Proenza” from the current “Proezna” on the title)

  29. EMNH

    September 12, 2006 at 5:14 pm

    Sure she’s formidable looking…but why hasn’t anyone mentioned how good you look in your suit…your photo in men.style.com is great.

  30. Amory Blaine

    September 12, 2006 at 8:25 pm

    The September issue of Vogue features Ms. Battaglia in a section titled “Find Your Shape” (on page 470-something). Sart’s photograph, while fantastic, cannot even begin to document her beauty: the woman is simply stunning.

  31. Jessica

    September 12, 2006 at 8:34 pm

    wow! the lady in the top photograph is beautiful! lovely dress..awesome bag! just overall great!!!

  32. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 9:25 pm

    my theory is that for ny’ers these bags have taken the place of cars as status symbols (because we don’t drive). the trend is bigger, more ornate, more expensive.

  33. positively the same dame

    September 12, 2006 at 9:46 pm

    wonderful palette — these colors are so refreshing and sharp. grey is great, i’m so happy to see it popping up these days. the black tights are somewhat faddish but i love ‘em anyway.

  34. Eli

    September 12, 2006 at 10:46 pm

    ahhhhhhh! another gray dress!

  35. Irish Eyes On The Road

    September 12, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    Scott, I was having a dodgy day until I saw that snap at the top – of the lady with the red bag – now I am in love… again. My goodness… is she perfect? Where can I send her flowers?!!

  36. eva

    September 12, 2006 at 10:59 pm

    No wonder why the love her! Look at the dress! the belt! the bag! The way she accesorizes along with that gorgeous hair looks just awesome!

  37. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 11:11 pm

    WOW! The woman in the top photo is just perfect. And I love everything about the dress..the color, shape, plus the belt. It’s simple and classic, and suits her so well, I didn’t even care to notice her red bag. This is MY idea of a beautiful daytime dress on a very stylish woman. Thanks for the inspirational photo Sartorialist!

  38. Anonymous

    September 12, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    I’m having trouble finding the archive, could you maybe include a link?

  39. eva

    September 12, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    proenza schuler ah? I didn’t like their collection. too hervĂ© lĂ©ger for my taste, it doesn’t look like something that i would expect from them… anyway.

  40. Broady

    September 13, 2006 at 9:17 am

    How do the Italians do it? Bellisima…

  41. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 9:26 am

    she sooo stylyyyyy..i love her dress….that’s obvious….she’s italian!!!!!!!!

  42. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 9:48 am

    I think the first woman is attractive, but I don’t think she’s a perfect vision of beauty (as other people seem to), even after looking at other pics of her.

    That said, she’s certainly stylish and she looks great. I love the girl in yellow, but I would have worn dark brown tights and brown shoes, just because I always feel like a bee in black and yellow. Love the dress and the scarf.

  43. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 10:55 am

    Giovanna is absolutely lovely. The grey dress is beautiful, a mix between business like and romantic. Most of all I like her skin tan and the reflections on her beautiful legs.
    One of the inspirings shots i have ever seen in your fantastic blog.


  44. Rafe

    September 13, 2006 at 12:54 pm

    Giovanna is a dream! Her look is a great way to transition into Fall despite the heat in September. A grey dress, cinched at the waist in black and that oxblood large tote. Bellisima! It’s all about large totes, especially for these fashionistas. But of course I’d say that. She’s like an Italian screen goddess in La Dolce Vita. Bravo Sarto for a catching this shot.

  45. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    I found a photograph of Gioanna Battaglia no less than 7 years ago. I snipped it out and placed it next to my computer as a description of innate grace and beauty. There is a paragraph next to the photo that shows she is both of those things inside as well. How nice to see these things endure!

  46. David

    September 13, 2006 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you, Amanda, for suggesting that carrying the big bag in the crook of your arm (tho, any size bag, really) is just asking to be mugged.

    Coming from a small Indiana town to the big city, I possessed an innate sense of safety and security. I still usually have no wallet on me– money and id fit comfortably in my front pocket.

    While men typically have fewer things to carry around, most women could do much better if they gave it some thought.

    The typical DC woman has three bags: purse, briefcase, and gym bag. Gee, why not offer the mugger a choice while you make yourself even more of a target burdened by three bags! More and more I see bags on wheels (essentially luggage) and know for a fact, based on where I am, that these women are neither going to nor coming from the airport! Please, people—what do you need to carry around all the time?

    I noticed Rafe in another entry ask where the young lady’s bag was. As much as I can appreciate the fashion accessory aspect of a bag, I really wish people would stop carrying so much stuff with them—just begging to have it taken. I have more than one friend who lost a whole bag of stuff just because they had it all with them…

  47. Miss Stylologist

    September 13, 2006 at 1:10 pm

    I think that Giovanna has an effortless chic that is definitely apparent in this photo. I have seen other pics and read articles of her and she always seems to encompass the same kind of chic.

  48. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    While the photo is fabulous and Giovanna Battaglia does look lovely, I don’t find her (or the red bag) that remarkable. Is everyone on the L’Uomo Vogue payroll? :P

    Love the girl in the yellow coat though. Now that’s perfection.

  49. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 1:43 pm


    can you please repost Giovanna Battaglia’s picture? I just want to see a blow up of her face like a head shot.
    she is ravishing!

  50. Pata

    September 13, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    Two WELL DRESSED women Sart , thank you very much.Inspirational.

    I saw the picture of Giovanna in Style.com, she is GORGEOUS.Your work there too.

  51. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 3:57 pm


    I don’t know about everyone else, but I carry gym clothes (sometimes including sneakers), a small cosmetics bag, a book or magazine to read on my commute (and I’m currently reading Kristin Lavransdatter, which is about 1000 pages long), and lunch (so I have more money to spend on clothes ;)
    I also take a writing class and have to occasionally lug around readings.

    When you don’t have a car, you can have a lot to carry around. I’d rather one big bag than one small, personally. I’ve also lived in NYC 10 years and don’t know one person who has been mugged–although obviously, it does happen.

  52. Karin

    September 13, 2006 at 6:14 pm

    Classy. All of it.

  53. Kathleen

    September 13, 2006 at 8:30 pm

    Giovanna looks great, but dresses that tight inevitably make me wonder what happens when they sit down. Let’s hope the side seams are reinforced…

  54. Anonymous

    September 13, 2006 at 9:19 pm

    Giovanna has an aesthetic curve to her legs, and her abdomen, while not flat, has an equally eye-pleasing curve. She could be a marble sculpture. So it might not just be the dress, but a natural gift of proportion.

  55. Q.

    September 13, 2006 at 10:30 pm

    The top woman…LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

  56. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 3:25 am

    i am obsessed with battaglia, she is so chic & so beautiful. for those who don’t know, there’s an article on her & her style in the sept vogue

  57. Anonymous

    September 14, 2006 at 8:13 am

    How funny, I just read the article on Giovanna Battaglia yesterday afternoon and thought she was quite charming. I covet her bag, too.
    Personally, my style is more in tune w/the woman in yellow, though. How beautiful that color looks on her! I simply fade away in yellow.

  58. Anonymous

    September 15, 2006 at 4:10 pm

    it’s bold with the red bag and it seems easy to overdue or underdo…it makes me nervous, like if i try the red bag look…i’d be the courderoy blond behind her wishing i hadn’t been walking next to giovanna the day i tried.
    be careful out there with your red bag.

  59. brini

    September 16, 2006 at 1:37 pm

    The woman in the yellow coat looks a little bit like Julia Freitag, fashion editor of the German Glamour magazine.

  60. siewkwan

    September 23, 2006 at 6:50 am

    Yes,the lady in second pic is absolutely awesome!Love the dress.

  61. Anonymous

    November 1, 2006 at 4:03 pm

    I saw that article about her in Vogue. It was really good. I love that woman.

  62. luna_llena

    January 31, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    The yellow dress was paired with the perfect touch of soft grey scarf and neutral color bag and shoes, all worked well to tone down the look.

    and for the grey outfit..she found the perfect color bag to bring this outfit alive.

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