Wow! And to think I used to make fun of my Renaissance Faire friends when they wore chain mail in the “real” world. I was so wrong. They were really experimenting with something cool, even if they didn’t achieve this sort of sophistication.
Are you kidding me? I love those shoes! They look like Lanvin. She is Parisian she can handle anything for beauty. I am a bit confused with the construction of this dress. I’d like to see it with her jacket off.
Hi, I went to the Met yesterday to see you and Cathy Horyn and Diane P. The audience were fans and longtime readers of all blogs and the curator Henry dude basically RUINED the event by trying to invent questions about the theoretical implications of blogging and talking for way way way too long.
We all wanted to hear the three of you have a lively exchange about fashion, and lots of us were pretty frustrated.
The panel and event should have been run by someone familiar with blogging and your blogs who had sincere questions about content. The curator should have been in the audience learning.
She is Ece Sukan. She is a Turkish model and a business woman, now that she has her own vintage clothing shop in Istanbul. No offense to the previous commenters but i think the best part of her outfit have to be the brown booties. Sure she can walk in them, she is a model. I think she is the first Turkish woman i saw on the Sartorialist! Go girl! You rock!
i love the colors in that dress, especially with the little leather jacket and her shoes. her shoes are probably pretty comfortable having a platform on them. they are not nearly as dramatic a heel height as they seem. did her chain mail look heavy or do you think it was a pretty light metal? did you get to see if it was a full vest or just a frontal piece?
I think her ensemble makes for a very effective photo compositionally. But viewed blown up in the photo and (as I imagine it) IRL, I find the ensemble a little incoherent. I wonder how badly she might move in those extreme shoes (which I do find beautiful in repose), and the cascade of color and chain mail in front I fear would seem very contrived when seen in person.
Beautiful young woman, love the colors, but for me the shoes are ugly and bare legs in early Spring in Europe make no sense. (I lived there for fifteen years and never remember March being anything but windy, damp and cool.)
i adore her eyebrows. she could have been too much of a baby face without those nice, bold eyebrows. i think it gives her face a sharp definition, balancing out her curvy lips and cheeks… which is cool.
shoes could have been another color, something not brown. i dont think it look “effortless” and ece is the queen of effortless combos, so not one of my fave ece looks.
shes also a fashion photographer. in fact, shes taking more pics than walking the catwalk lately.
Although there are regularly amazing looks here, this one is the most impressive I’ve seen in that it takes two articles of clothing that could potentially look awful separately or on a different person and puts them together to create a mind-blowing look. There is some sort of genius at work here.
I do think the bare legs with the booties look a little off. And like others, I wonder if she is able to walk gracefully in those shoes. As a general rule, I don’t think a outfit is a success style-wise if it looks awkward in motion.
I’d really love to see the rest of the dress. What I can make out is beautiful. Does anyone know the designer?
The chain detail is pretty, I don’t know why most women are afraid of gold. The shoes are pretty awesome as well (surely she could walk in them), but I would prefer more color than just that little “waterfall”.
ohmigod. Really unbelievable. Her dress or scarf or whatever is under her chain mail looks like a melted Superball to me…
I have to agree with Heather, above, that she manages to look completely nonchalant in her 6″ heels and METAL CHAIN MAIL in the DAYTIME?! Back in the day, when I would go to a nightclub as a bad little good girl and dress up for fetish night, I couldn’t DREAM of looking that totally cool. Sigh.
Mmm, I think the composition of this outfit is nothing less than brilliant. I love how the Chanel chain-strap bag plays off of the chain mail, um, bodice. Where in the world did she get that, anyway, and what possessed her to wear it over a dress? At any rate, daring and sexy. The mix of textures is amazing as well, with the leather, the gauzy-looking print, the chains, and the skin. Those insane boots finish off the whole thing. This woman has a LOT of edge to her, I would guess.
I saw Veronika Jeanvie’s chainmail at a show a few weeks ago. It looked a lot like this. I find it wonderful. In fact, I was one of the few who loved Veronika’s show because I accepted it for what it was, on its own terms as a form of creative exploration.
Great look, love the skinny legs and the way she shows them off. I have to say however that during these past months when i have been silently observing this blogg i have stumbled oh so many times to “famous” people on your photos. This is a bit discouraging because it goes to show that in reality if you are not a model/actress/stylist/musician/fashion boutique owner/add anything you want here you simply cannot wear certain looks…
Sart, of course i didn’t imply that you shoot them just because they are “famous” but what i meant is that if you go to a certain event and the people who are worth being photographed are the aforementioned then where are everyday people who actually have such an incredible and inspiring sense of style?
i know her from istanbul. she has an amazing vintage store.(www.ecesukanvintage.com) she is a model, stylist, and doing a fashion show for a tv. in turkey, she is considered as the style icon. check her facebook group. she is talking to everybody, karl lagerfeld, v&r, jpg … here is the link and the name of the group,http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8137676069&ref=mf
Any woman as talented, daring and beautiful as this can wear whatever she wants. The world benefits from people like her who open seams, let out the stylistic jacket, and adorn themselves with wit and flair.
Once you reach a certain age and station in life (I’m 42), you’re a bit more at liberty. I wear suits, and these days thanks to Sart I’m wearing them trimmer and showing more cuff. In the spring, I’ll sport pocket squares of various kinds and even a boutonniere now and then, but not always a flower. Do I care if someone raises an eyebrow at this playfulness? No. It is the privilege of age.
Of course, if you’re not in the fashion industry and you don’t want to be thought a frivolous fool, you think of the context in which you do all these things. But there is an astounding level of tolerance these days within these contexts, and Sart has constantly shown us people who take advantage of this.
As he says, seek out the most libertine contexts for the most fun: any event in the arts community, or big anonymizing festivals, private parties with adventurous friends (the best kind), and of course these riotously beautiful cities like Paris, London, NYC, Milan, etc., which positively beg for more sartorial energy and elan than the weekly trip to the feedlot.
Ece Sukan and Paris deserve each other. Ece Sukan? Ecce donna.
I’m really torn on this outfit. Mostly, I hate it, I think it’s awkward and mismatched in the bad way. On the other hand, sometimes I think that’s just cuz I need to open my mind more. The scarf weirds me out, but without it, the look would be chavvy with all that gold. The shoes, I really don’t know about. Hrm. But in some ways it’s very cool, because of that.
Still, I like a good challenge, so keep em coming ha.
This is one of my favorite looks on the site. It would never occur to me to buy a chain mail top or to wear it this way but I think it looks really great. It’s easy to make something like this look too “try hard” or tacky but the way it kind of blends in with the dress looks great. If anyone is wondering, I believe the dress is balenciaga. Does anyone know who the shoes are by?
Go Ece SÃ¼kan.Get some colour for Paris(it’s really unusual there).I’m doing styling too and i like what she does really.Love the shoes and the subtle harmony of the ethnic, apron-like dress with the jacket.By the way,She throws some fantastic fashion parties in Ä°stanbul-Turkey which is worth seeing really.