Monday, December 17, 2007

On the Street….. CDG Tailoring, London


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  1. Butch

    December 17, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Ah, them Brits, always to be counted on for fun-in-clothes.

    This dress of this rather androgynous figure takes me back to…well, never mind.

    But in the late sixties, pants like these were dubbed pate d’elephant for their obvious resemblance to the gams of said creature.

    Nice ensemble!

  2. Carey

    December 17, 2007 at 11:06 am

    Cut almost precisely like Chaplin’s ensemble in the Gold Rush. This is a compliment.

  3. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 11:08 am

    I give her props for having fun. What a great fabric! However, the waist on those pants makes them look like pajamas.

  4. wear palettes

    December 17, 2007 at 11:42 am

    combining hair and bag, nice.

  5. Claris

    December 17, 2007 at 12:18 pm

    Tailoring? In a deconstructed way, maybe. Those are elastic waist pants.

  6. Eryl Shields

    December 17, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Is this another smoker? You really are pushing boundaries! Good on you as we say here in blighty.

    What does CDG stand for?

    Entranced by those shoes.

    • Name*

      April 17, 2018 at 1:50 pm

      Comme des garcons

  7. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 12:59 pm

    Someone help this is going to drive me crazy! Her name has escaped me, but isn’t this woman a very famous architect? And I’ve previously noticed that she has amazing style. I’m so happy you posted her on here (if in fact it is the right person).

  8. Café Mode

    December 17, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Isn’t she Sophie Hicks, the architect? I love her masculine style.

  9. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 2:18 pm

    I love the rumpled jauntiness of the style. And what heavenly cheekbones!

  10. kristin

    December 17, 2007 at 2:41 pm



    does it matter?

  11. Anonymous

    December 17, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    This is such a timeless look.

    Thanks for bringing me back (in a good way) to Amsterdam 1983.

    – desertwind

  12. morty

    December 17, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    Once again I´m puzzeled.She or a He? Don´t like these overwide and too long pants. The idea of bringing all the dirt from the streets inside your house is disgusting.

  13. Himmy

    December 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    Is he a guy????

  14. Emma

    December 17, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    do my eyes deceive me or is that an elastic waistband on those pants…

  15. gracekelly

    December 17, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    No, Emma, your eyes are just fine, definitely elastic. The entire ensemble is lost on me. The pants are too draggy and the coat? We won’t talk about the coat…or the bag. This is Salvation Army 20% off pre-Christmas sale. On a positive note, she certainly does have her own style!

  16. verdiales

    December 17, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Is that a CCCP bag? I’d like to see it carried past survivors of the Gulag. About as edgy as a swastika.


  17. Alana in Canada

    December 18, 2007 at 3:21 am

    Those are mighty high cheekbones for a fellow: but look at those hands!

  18. Seattle Bites

    December 18, 2007 at 5:39 am

    I really like that you post androgynous women along with the 20 year model girls. I like material and the jacket as well as the shape of the pants. I wish the skinny pant craze would die. I find the visible elastic waist to be rather tacky and I don’t understand why people like them. It’s just as easy to get pants that fit correctly and have a simple tab closure.

  19. Blue Floppy Hat

    December 18, 2007 at 6:33 am

    Oh, wow. It’s so Charlie Chaplin and Adam Ant, together.

  20. Blue Floppy Hat

    December 18, 2007 at 6:35 am

    Oh, and Eryl: CDG, I think, stands for Commes des Garcons. Perfect for this picture, considering its meaning in French..

  21. grrldandy

    December 18, 2007 at 7:54 am

    She’s fabulous. This is not something I’d have thought of wearing, but the rumpled, masculine, Charlie Chaplin style is magic. The way it’s carried off is definately also to do with her stunning face, hair and stance – most people wouldn’t look good in this.

  22. Liza

    December 18, 2007 at 9:53 am

    I love the androgeny of this person. Don’t mind the elastic waist so much, but with the slouchy bag the whole ensemble is too rumply. A nice crisp bag would give it some contrast.

  23. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    If she isn’t an architect, she sure as heck looks like one. This is very typical for architect-who-came-of-age in-the-80′s-90′s.

  24. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 2:53 pm

    Sexy!!! My heart would drop if I saw her/him in the street. Obviously an advanced creature.

  25. South London boy

    December 18, 2007 at 3:04 pm

    Reminds me of David Bowie.

  26. Anonymous

    December 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm

    I am happily married with children but I will still go out on a date with this being.

  27. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    A 2001 article written by Sophie Hicks on how she likes to look…very interesting in light of the discussion here.

  28. Anonymous

    December 19, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Very handsome woman. I love the suit, but would like it so much more with a fitted waistband. The shoes and bag are a miss, though. I’m also not feeling the hair color, but her serious gaze is entrancing.

  29. Jael Paris

    December 19, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I’m glad the shoes are peeking out from the pants. I love wide legs, but they shouldn’t eat your feet.

  30. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 4:58 am

    I must say I like the “tailoring” of the pants (wide legged and so on), but I can’t be bothered with the elastic waist, it ruins things slightly. But there is something very personal about her style and I like that.


  31. Anonymous

    December 20, 2007 at 5:05 am

    Oh and may I just say thank you to anonymous who posted the link for the article; it was so refreshing to read. And as I had suspected, the woman has such a knowledge of herself and style, that the posted picture is just an elaboration of that.


  32. Phyllis

    December 24, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    Kristin my thought exactly! Very cool look.

  33. sophie

    December 27, 2007 at 11:02 am

    You are all absolutely right about the elastic waist it is truly dreadful. Who among you knows how to sew and will put a proper waistband on for me??


    PS I’m very flattered and amused to be a centre of attention…..

  34. Rachella

    December 27, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for posting some photos from London, though we’re not a very polished lot over here.

  35. kalindoscopy

    December 29, 2007 at 1:32 am

    Clothes: unforgivable waist&weight. Excellent model.

  36. La Receptionista

    January 2, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    The construction of the jacket and trousers reminds me of an Issey Miyake make-it-yourself dressmaking pattern released by Vogue in the ’90′s. Love it – the pattern always goes for a fortune whenever it shows up on Ebay.

  37. jim jam

    February 10, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    I KNEW it was Sophie. I tried to be her assistant once. She never replied ha ha

    Was always interested in the fact she wears cricket whites around the house , like me.

    Not sure about THIS outfit though at all – but do come to London Sartorialist – brick lane on a sunday or portobello rd market on a saturday or friday will fill your pages for months………….

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