This is just too much.DonÂ´t like her outfit at all.Bad taste.Where on earth did you find her? Does she really like the outfit herself? She looks so sensible that itÂ´s hard to believe sheÂ´d actually chosen something like this to wear deliberately.
k, i am ALL FOR creativity and double-take fashion, but extra body parts, particularly hands creeping up toward her neck.. well i just don’t know. i appreciate the whimsy, and she clearly has taste. her skirt is really fab, and her color choices are stellar. she really is cute as a button. but does she stick her hands in when they get cold?? how odd would it be to notice someone next to you with an odd stance, only to see her remove her hands and her gloves stay put? call it a bad case of static cling. mr. sart, you truly are blessed that all your hard work pays off so readily.
I love it! I think Galliano did hands on dresses recently but it reminds me of the movie “The Women.” In the fashion show segment there is a coat with a “hand” closure and when the coat is taken off it reveals a dress covered in hand prints. Adrian was a genius!
I also think the hands are creepy BUT I applaud her for taking such a risk. It takes a lot of guts, and she obviously has them (note the bold bowl haircut.)
Its interesting that she is on the one hand elegant and well tailored, and on the other hand throwing in elements that are, in my opinion, hugely unflattering. She must have her own vision. I’d be curious to hear if she thinks its flattering or if she just doesn’t care.
I LOVE the colors she chose to go w/navy. I think the purple is the perfect compliment, but I also like that she threw in an extra color w/the yellow bag.
Fashion is not always about wearing things for that sole reason that they are “flattering”. Sometimes, one would rather look interesting and provocative rather than simply chic. I applaud her for pulling off something so daring while still looking sharp at the same time. I mean, those colors, that tailoring! It’s an amazing outfit.
Here’s something I puzzled over about this look (aside from where on earth would an adult woman find violet tights and matching mary-janes?) and I’m curious how women feel about the socio-political import: those applique’s on the jacket are not women’s hands (or even women’s gloves)!
I suppose I’m just an obsolete deconstructionist looking for ‘meaning’ in everything, but the choice to represent men’s hands on the woman’s body rather than women’s had to be made at some point by someone in the atelier. On what basis was that decision made? What does the choice say about the designer and about the wearer?
The jacket harkens, of course, the whimsical surrealism of Schiaparelli, but I have no doubt that such the conceptual applique’s executed by Schiaparelli would have used women’s hands, perhaps even with a gaudy paste ring or bangle to emphasize the femininity, and definitely would have been pattern matched with the stripe applied vertically to the hands.
Commes indeed! Wow… I seen this at L’ecleur (sp?) and couldn’t get enough of it. Never in a million years did I think someone would wear it in the street. And to do so in a way where the hands are NOT the most attention grabbing element of the look! More vision than I had staring at the piece through a window in the Marais…kudos! Really well put together…great balance. And in my opinion that skirt is the real star!
Somebody call Dali — Fantastically skookum ensemble. I think I’m going to try and re-create this with fuschia elbow length leather gloves and perhaps have them meet or cross at the back. Is that crazy?
she obviously put a lot of thought into matching the dinosaur purple accessories. i like her dorothy hamill-esque haircut. not the most flaterring but she pulls it off somehow. i’m not crazy about the mustard purse with the rest of her look. The short straps look awkward and uncomfortable while the dangly, hanging bits are distracting and detract from the attention-grabbing effect of the retro purple. over all she kept things pretty simple, otherwise this would have been over the top. ( i think camille bidault waddignton wore this Comme jacket best). this woman looks as though she’s having fun with her fashion choices, which in the end really is the most important thing.
I am not too crazy about the hands, but they show off a sense of fun and dearing that I admire anyway. Her hair cut, her bold colour combo and great charm really draws me to the picture. It is great to see real people who look this fascinating and stylish. Too me, this is much more exciting than the all star type looks above.
Definitely deserving of a double-take (oh la la, alliteration). I must say, this outfit cannot but garner attention–the striking fluorescent lavender complementing the equally bright yellow bag; the full, asymmetrical, skirt that crescendos from her waist; and not to mention those eye-catching hands embracing her. Not for the weak of heart, for sure.