The jacket alone would be great; the whole ensemble (2 loud brocade pieces + big shiny sunglasses + big shiny clutch + random gilt thing dangling from her arm) is sort of like a small child running in circles, waving its hands and shrieking for attention.
OK, if folks are going to complain that runway photos are not relatable, then I take exception to ADR.
I get it – she puts on a good show. And if what one is looking for is clothes worn in a fantastical, impractical, unreachably expensive way, she provides.
But if we are looking for inspiration for our own lives – shapes, colors, concepts – nothing could be less useful than another picture of ADR.
Now, I'm not telling anyone to stop taking her picture. Not every picture on this blog has to serve a single purpose. And she is fantastical. (also, it's not my blog) But if haters are gonna hate (I love that phrase), hate on ADR. Because she's not "on the street", she's on her own personal, incredibly costly runway.
Always unique and distinctive! I can always recognise anna :) Please Mr Sartorialist would you mind explaining to me what the interesting piece of metal hanging from her shoulder is? At first I thought a bag charm but on second looks not so sure. . ?
Anna dello Russo, ANNA DELLO RUSSO! How I love thee…let me count the ways… — I love how you can see the feet of the crowd (I'm assuming photographers, spectators, fellow fashion fanatics) in the reflection of her sunglasses. I love the theme of this -> GOLDEN.
I love you Scott Shuman! Thanks for my signing my copy of your book. ADR is always flawlessly chic. Those glasses remind me of the Mykita & Bernhard Willhelm Franz golden sunglasses Sarah Jessica Parker wore in the 2010 movie Sex and the City 2. Don't they?
I loved Anna before she went lady gaga like lots of fashionistas and celebrities (rihanna went nuts i can see her telling her stylist edge me up gaga's breathing down my neck!) you have a picture of her with 2 other women just walking down the street locking arms and laughing and i think she looks so fresh and pretty, i don't want to offend anyone it's my modest opiniĂłn, it would be good for this blog to get back some healthy debate. Cheers!
Did you ever walk into a house that is picture perfect – right out of a magazine? did it leave the impression that no one actually lives in the house? For me this is what is wrong with this look. A walking billboard for design and fabric better used on window treatments. If the goal is to shout look at me I have money, it works. Where Is HER personality, style, Over the top and as several have said this would have looked better without 2 pieces. Cop shades on a tall woman makes me want to fish out my license and reggie.
Woh ! I love this ! It's so beautiful, the two-piece with the same color and forms ! The bag is also so cute. (and the sunglasses : so star !) And this, and this, and this… I'll stop here, because I love all the suit ! It's very "baroque" as we say in Paris.
To a comment above: ADR is trying too hard. That is her raison d'etre. As with most people that exist to be photographed.
I actually like the suit. However in bright sunshine, it loses any context other than "hey look at me!" The accessories are garish in this context as well (although individually nice), the sunglasses offensive even.
This is someone who is supposed to be a fashion "icon" – if those things still exist. The question is what kind of story is she trying to tell?
She is just visually loud.
How does she fit into the zeitgeist? What is her actual relevance to fashion as it relates to culture?
She is a sideshow, a curiosity. She has no identity. Maybe that is the point…
I just want to say I love the variety of styles you've posted on here. It has really inspired me to try new styles, despite people not "getting it" right away. I'm usually a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, or just a simple dress here and there. But I've begun to pair white shirts with strapless blue dresses, stripped sweater over purple floral dresses, and belting more. I know they don't seem like such an extravagant leap, but it's really boosted my confidence and made me enjoy my wardrobe more =) So again, thanks!
Whats great about this is that it IS too much – and that's exactly why she is wearing it. And the gold accessories push it beyond over the top. If she had tried to tone it down – or worn only one piece, it wouldn't have worked. Pushing this over the top is the only way to make this look work. Bravo for having fun with fashion, and knowing when and how hard to push the envelope.
Anna IS brocade. With the mirrored glasses and gold clutch, perfection. And I've always loved that her hair is rather plain and sometimes almost unwashed-looking. There's a kind of mannish rockstar vibe to it. With a different hairstyle, this look would go Vegas or Miami beach in the blink of an eye.
What I love most about your eye is that you so often find people above the age of 30 who dress wonderfully. It's a small thing, I know, but I like seeing people in my approximate age group who are doing such bold and fun things with fashion, and lookbook, fruits, and seemingly all the other outlets for outfits skew sooo young.