Thursday, June 5, 2008

On the Street…..American Beauty, Greenwich Village


To me, this is a perfect “inspiration” shot.

I think she looks great just her way she is (very American, healthy, full of life, it just feels like Summer) but if i was a designer I would immediately start thinking “this would also look great if it had a pintuck detail right here…. or a braiding detail on the strap…or this color/print/pattern might….”

I guess what I’m saying is that the dress here is important and yet complete irrelevant. The value is it makes me start thinking of a thousand different variations. I could totally imagine a designer printing out a shot like this, taking white-out to all the specific design details, keeping the overall silhouette and begin designing Resort 09.

To be honest, I think the more perfect “a look” is, the harder it is to be inspired by because it is difficult to imagine it any other way and on any other person. The ability to look at this shot and not see the dress (I know it sounds weird) is very valuable here.

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  1. Anonymous

    July 28, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    she’s alight from within – so forget that dress, that bag, that ballerina – u’d never get another person to have that aura as here it’s the girl not the rags…

  2. S

    August 3, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    the girl is absolutely gorgeous

  3. Name*

    November 9, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Well, obviously no one is going to look like someone else. But the larger details, like the length, shape, and cottony feel of the dress, could be carried over to maintain a similar look. I think thats the point being made here. I never thought about it, but I do see it.

  4. julian

    October 18, 2012 at 6:16 am

    A simple, beautiful dress

  5. jean

    June 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    frache comme une rose belle comme le jour!!!

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