Monday, October 2, 2006

At Martin Margiela

Andree Putman – she is my female version of Beppe


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  1. Thebodytalk

    October 2, 2006 at 2:06 am

    She looks so stylish and sophisticated.

  2. i like your photos!!!

    October 2, 2006 at 3:46 am

    maybe sophisticated and scary?

  3. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 5:15 am

    She is soooo fabulous, I’m scared!

  4. herringbonekid

    October 2, 2006 at 8:09 am

    intimidating older women are great.

  5. sandman_gr

    October 2, 2006 at 8:20 am

    Andre Putman is always so stylish, a great icon of design! So nice to see her!

  6. Butch

    October 2, 2006 at 9:00 am

    Key: the shades, necklace duo, and red lips…

  7. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 9:27 am

    Interesting. I know her design work. Would love to know more about her sartorial style from your perspectve. I am guessing it is the fit of her suit and the judicious accessories and her overall dignity…

  8. Rafe

    October 2, 2006 at 9:42 am

    Wow, having Andree Putman attend your show must be amazing. Like having the Pope bless you.

  9. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 9:50 am

    But Sart, Beppe was more casually dressed and more approachable. I’d like to see a little more casual female equivalent. She’s stylish, but a little intimidating too.

  10. HMB

    October 2, 2006 at 10:15 am

    Absolutely perfect. Love the necklace with the red lips and neutral canvas of black suit!

  11. invisible girl

    October 2, 2006 at 11:22 am

    Her understated classic look gives her an heir of authority and mystery.

  12. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 11:54 am

    I love her accessories! Check out her rockin’ silver necklace and chunky black ring. I wish my grandmother were this cool…

  13. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 11:56 am

    I love people who look like real people not someone in costume. She looks real.

  14. ageez

    October 2, 2006 at 12:26 pm

    such a strong look! love the chunky and delicate necklaces combined, the bold lips, and the clear sense of personal style.

  15. Sarah

    October 2, 2006 at 12:32 pm

    About the Margiela show, did he use “regular folk”, like he used to? According to my dad, he was infamous for many things, among other never using real models.

    Kisses from sweden

  16. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    She is amazing.

  17. Gemstone

    October 2, 2006 at 2:32 pm

    Impeccable and timeless. I love her necklaces. The sunglasses give her a hip eccentricity.

  18. *The Dreamer*

    October 2, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    She looks amazing for her age.

  19. positive_negative

    October 2, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    She doesn’t seem to happy with having her picture taken though, haha. How was she in person?

  20. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 4:30 pm

    Lucite accessories were on the runway at Margiela. She’s so ahead of the game with the clear crystal necklace.

  21. 4chair

    October 2, 2006 at 4:36 pm

    I love how classic older women dress. They are a true inspiration. Queen mother.

  22. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 5:39 pm

    beyond chic — there is no word for this. it’s just beyond definition. and yes, it is very much like beppe in spirit — the safety pin — but he looks mortal, she is…beyond.

  23. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 8:43 pm

    she looks so rich!! i wish mroe women took therir cues from her—ther is nothign wrong with showing off some good breeding

  24. roseag

    October 2, 2006 at 9:21 pm

    I like her hair.

    The silver necklace is good. I don’t know about the way the lucite one sits on the jacket collar.

  25. Anonymous

    October 2, 2006 at 11:28 pm

    I think it’s the glass (?) beads. Take them away and she would look like…a judge. Everything else perfectly in place and then this necklace, it’s like Hawaii in the Arctic…

  26. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 12:58 am

    I understand why people say “intimidating,” and while I don’t want to put to fine a point on this, wouldn’t it be more appropriate to say “mysterious?” I think that is what Mdme Putman is displaying here, there is softness, but also authority and a question denied anyone who asks it. The glasess make her a sphynx. She carries herself in a way that the kids today will sadly never get, and if they did, would never be able to replicate. It’s a Becall / Dietrich / Deneuve thing, and she’s carrying it like a lictor carries the imperial “faces.” She possess her sex completely, wraps it in mystery, and uses it as a weapon.

    Imperatrix of her own device — The Timeless Woman.


  27. Alice Olive

    October 3, 2006 at 8:38 am

    Love the cut of her suit. Very sleek and simple.

  28. Kelli

    October 3, 2006 at 12:07 pm

    She’s amazing. This woman lives life by her own rules and does so gracefully. I love her work – she literally changed the way people view landscape design with the Pershing Hall Hotel vertical wall. I love it.

  29. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 1:34 pm

    The cut and fit of the suit is incredible. I love the slight bell of the sleeve. I actually think Mme. Putman’s look has softened since the 80s, when she was all about sharp edges and architectural shapes.

  30. Anonymous

    October 3, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    She’s intimidating because something about her makes you care what she thinks of you.

  31. Butch

    October 3, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    As perhaps a coda, and in response to JH, above: there IS great authority here, a sense of all-things-seen.

    But the downward posture of the hands seems, to me at least, to indicate a certain repudiation of position; and it’s the tension between the two that’s so fascinating.

    Too, she possesses the great power of “laide”…

  32. Anonymous

    October 4, 2006 at 5:46 am

    Keith, it´s only rock´n´roll.

  33. trip

    October 4, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    she is so incredible!
    i think i’ll add this to my fridge gallery and put her right next to o’keefe in nun mode at ninety! inspirational aging!

  34. iopine

    October 4, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    She’s really imposing looking. I have to object to the poor jewelry (necklace) choices.

  35. Anonymous

    October 5, 2006 at 6:25 pm

    I know GQ gets a lot of them, but is there any way to post more pictures of men?

  36. bludirussia

    October 18, 2006 at 6:45 am

    She’s amazing!!!

  37. Di Brito

    February 1, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I had the pleasure of being invited to a dinner with about 12 people here in San Francisco, our special guest Andree Putman. She is incredible, simply incredible. She is striking, impeccably dressed, wonderful voice, smart, strong, witty, well read, well spoken, comfortable in her own skin and with her own likes (she brought a tape of Nina Simon singing in French for the restaurant to play) – honestly I could write for hours about her. THIS WOMAN IS STYLE PERSONIFIED.

  38. Rick

    October 30, 2009 at 9:13 am

    hahaha, beppe means grandmother in my language. i don't know wich beppe you refer to but she definitly looks like beppe to me.

  39. Valentina

    February 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    each time I see these old ladys , all dressed up in elegance and style, I remember my mother.She is prettier then never

  40. Connie

    May 8, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Awesome if she would TAME that hair. EEk. Looks old, dried out and out of date.

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