Thursday, October 5, 2006

At Dries Van Noten

For me it begins and ends with Dries Van Noten. It is the only show i would consider paying to get into. This collection was incredible – it is amazing how he can make clothes that seem otherworldly and yet so wearable and useful in real life.

I will have to update this later and pop in a few of my favorite looks from the show.

ps I shot the most elegant older woman on the street yesterday before the Dries show. I posted her at – I would love to hear what you think = she may be a Sartorialist of the Year nominee!


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  1. bensmith

    October 5, 2006 at 3:24 am

    i love the bottom pic it has something of vermeer to it – also loved you shots on – the woman in the cashmere top and bow back skirt was so devine – Dries is genius! keep up the good work, would love to hear a rap up of all the shows and street style when you are done, just to get your perspective on the mad month

  2. atticus_finch

    October 5, 2006 at 4:55 am

    the big pant cuffs with the turtle top classic adidas is wonderful, would love to see the full outfit, but loving that detail!

  3. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 5:10 am

    Those feet seem too short!! better barefoot.

  4. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 7:04 am

    you mean the woman with the red lipstick, cropped hair, and pearl choker at her neck? i wish i could see what she’s wearing more clearly – her outfit is coming out very dark on my screen – but she’s DEFINITELY the kind of woman i want to be when i “grow up” ;-). so elegant, yet clearly unique and true to herself, and so comfortable in her skin. i’d love to see more pictures of women like her – i think paris beats all on this!

  5. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 8:03 am

    I like what the last from top is wearing, but I like it even better as a photo – you’re channeling Velasquez here, Scott.

  6. Carlene

    October 5, 2006 at 8:49 am

    Shell-toe Adidas and grey flannel… now that’s my kinda fashion.

  7. blackbird

    October 5, 2006 at 9:18 am

    Bravo for flat shoes and stylish women over 40.

  8. Butch

    October 5, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Adore the woman with the self-tie blouse; an extraordinary meld of looks and outfit, each calling forth the best of the other….plus a wonderful example of dressing in concert–easily, alluringly–with one’s age.

  9. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 9:42 am

    i envy your work. speaking of painting, the last pictue–woman with the gray bag looks like a painting. it’s really beautiful. what a great portrait!

  10. John and Sarah

    October 5, 2006 at 9:56 am

    Yes, certainly elegant. Having seen the Dries runway shots, his incredible use of acid yellow and a few wildly delicious technicolor skirts and blouses are inspiring. So I’d cross my fingers that our all-black-clad audience members will let Dries take them by the hand, walk toward the light, and play with a bit of color. I think they might then discover a little fountain of youth.

  11. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 10:11 am

    I just checked out the Dries show photos on style – Breathtaking, amazing! I agree with you Sart, it begins and ends with Dries for me too…I love his vision.

  12. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 10:29 am

    The woman with the black pea coat…….very very cool….love her from head to toe…..elegant, black, simple and stylish…..this is how style should be for everyday…the look is who you are and looks natural…..Shec immediatel caught my eye when I opened the site and scrolled down.
    Thanks for the photo …you certainly have a great camera eye and maintain consistently in keeping it onteresting. THANKS!

  13. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 10:38 am

    i met the older lady you photographed several times in milan a couple of years ago. i think she is called maria and originally armenian and works for gianfranco ferre and does the buying for his stores in russia. she has a very intense personality and a very beautiful nose.

  14. catalina

    October 5, 2006 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful photos! I went over to to see your elegant and chic woman – I agree, one of the best you have photographed, of any age!

  15. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 11:51 am

    Your shots at are breathtaking, especially the girl with the red necklace and the one with the red tights and belt. I like them better than the runway shots.

    I have a question, though: Can Dries be successfully worn by women who don’t have a perfect eye for proportion, etc? When everything comes together, his clothes are sublime, but it seems so easy to get them wrong. I’m intimidated.

  16. lynne

    October 5, 2006 at 12:13 pm

    the older woman in Paris at is so amazing. great, great shot. this woman has captured the secret of aging beautifully. posters of this shot should be sold.

    what a contrast this woman has over all the women who think that surgery, botox, and more surgery is the only way to go as we all age.

  17. thecoherent

    October 5, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    adidas and trousers…hm, certainly makes you think.

  18. Thebodytalk

    October 5, 2006 at 12:58 pm

    They are my kind of successful and sexy women. Love them all.

  19. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 1:55 pm

    i LOVE it when you see older people with that elegance! men or women, it’s grace at it’s best!

  20. Rebelle

    October 5, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    The photo at the bottom is beautiful. The lighting reminds me of a painting, like chiaroscuro or Rembrandt lighting.

  21. Athena

    October 5, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    I agree about Dries Van Noten. He’s one of my favourite designers, so simple, clean, elegant and wearable yet still very young. I look forward to more of your photos from that show.

    Also, great photographs on women of a certain age both here and over at Style. I hope I can be that stylish when I’m older as well.

  22. Alice Olive

    October 5, 2006 at 3:35 pm

    The lady in the beret looks fantastic. Love the entire style.

  23. positive_negative

    October 5, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    I don’t know what it is, but I’ve ALWAYS loved dress pants paired with Adidas shelltoe sneakers. I think it the chunky combination that seems sooo comfortable to me. Plus, I’m a sucker for a nice, gray pant. (wierd, i know)

  24. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 3:56 pm

    Can you send a link to your site? I thought I’d bookmarked it, but the site I have doesn’t update.

  25. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 4:28 pm

    RE: getting Dries proportions right…

    Funny, I am wearing my prized Dries fall suit right now. I’m so in love with it. It’s the dark pinstripe version, and the narrow wrists and legs are so sleek and such a fresh shape.

    My experience as a new wearer of Dries is that every piece works well alone or as ensemble, very easy and wearable. The construction is just so. You really can’t go wrong.

  26. kiarella

    October 5, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    I like longer hair in women of a certain age … and I like the of courage you must have to sport it!

  27. Susan

    October 5, 2006 at 6:17 pm

    i never really knew what all the commotion was about dries van noten…and you always mention him but i really appreciated the style of the new collection. wow. the shoes were adorable too.

  28. inbalance

    October 6, 2006 at 11:59 am

    I agree with comment about the classic Adidas and the pants..such a great look!

  29. Christina

    October 6, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    Ohh, loving the fancy pants with sneakers. Cool idea.

  30. cervera

    October 6, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    I love elegant trousers with comfortable adidas !!! I love my toes !!!

  31. pres10514

    October 9, 2006 at 2:28 pm

    The Old Masters color in the last picture reminds me of the great photographs by Marie Cosindas.

  32. Anonymous

    October 9, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    Being a woman of a certain age myself, I am gratified to see that thre are women out there in my age group with alot of personal style, and that you are documenting them. I have spread the word to my friends, and they love you wite as much as I do.

  33. Anonymous

    October 10, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    the last woman has royalty written all over her.

    adore the locket.

  34. cigalechanta

    October 14, 2006 at 12:16 pm

    As a woman of an uncertain age I love dries and splurged for his Anniversary book that he autographed. A nice man, not a prima donna.

  35. Hilde

    October 23, 2006 at 10:57 am

    the last woman looks like Miuccia!

  36. bradford

    December 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I find the woman Stunning! Smile,hair and body language…Sexy

  37. Rocky Mantle

    March 28, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Season after season, the Dries look always looks right.

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