Thursday, April 12, 2007

On the Street……Dior Homme for Femme, New York

I don’t remember or didn’t quite understand how she did it but this young lady (about a size 2) is wearing all Dior Homme.

I asked if she was seeing a reaction to Hedi leaving and she said people are buying the denim like collectors items.

She kinda looks like the young man they shot for this seasons Dior Homme advertising campaign, don’t you think?


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  1. NYC Modelista

    April 12, 2007 at 6:59 am

    OMG, she’s fabulous!! Initially, I thought she was a mannequin.

    Love the drastic but fabulous haircut.

  2. Tim Hunt

    April 12, 2007 at 7:35 am

    I love this. Do you have any close up shots?

  3. Candid Cool

    April 12, 2007 at 7:35 am

    I envy this woman

  4. Candid Cool

    April 12, 2007 at 7:36 am

    the lighting is perfect by the way

  5. editor

    April 12, 2007 at 7:45 am

    fantastic. total harmony, from head to toe. i love when someone takes it all the way, full committment.

  6. sandman_gr

    April 12, 2007 at 8:00 am

    She looks like she came out of a sci-fi film. Great style. An yes, she does look a bi like the ad model. I’d love to meet her and talk about her style.

  7. Christi

    April 12, 2007 at 8:28 am

    I am in love w/ that jacket! Great haircut too… not many women could pull that off. Awesome pic Sart!

  8. liza

    April 12, 2007 at 8:46 am

    She looks good, but not like a man because her stance is wrong. If she’d take on an attitude of power and privilege she’d look more like a man. She looks like a straight girl in a guy’s suit. Cute, but not quite there.

  9. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I was in the store two weeks ago and she was not very pleasant (I was actually looking for the women section). She was surrounded by two other young men who looked just like her. A bit scary actually…even then, people were cutting each other off to get to the denim.

  10. Alice Olive

    April 12, 2007 at 8:51 am

    Yes, she looks amazing. The lighting of this shot is great too, the contrasts highlight the deep blue and the red of her lipstick. And that haircut is fabulous! Agree with nyc modelista, it is pretty drastic, but she looks great! The whole look is clean and lean.

  11. william d. anderson

    April 12, 2007 at 9:25 am

    she looks great. i dont know if i’ve ever seen anyone more at ease on the sidewalk with a cigarette. she looks like someone is not likely to ever read this. unapproachable. i like it.

  12. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 10:06 am

    I wish you made a film about her.
    and how can she fit into the clothes??

    She is amazing!

  13. Carolina Lange

    April 12, 2007 at 11:31 am

    She looks so beautiful with that outfit. Many women would not, but she did it!

  14. Iheartfashion

    April 12, 2007 at 11:32 am

    She looks amazing; not something many could pull off, but I LOVE it! Always a fan of Monsieur Slimane’s stuff.

  15. Cut of cloth

    April 12, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    Love this kind of Androgyny
    Simple and perfectly balanced
    And Ultimately

  16. a

    April 12, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    a modern venus, pretty flawless.

  17. My Fall Collection

    April 12, 2007 at 2:11 pm

    Wow! I wonder what she wears on the weekends? She doesn’t just look good, she looks interesting too.

    re: liza’s comment. she might not look like a Powersuited Man but she looks boyish, and i think i’ve seen a lot of guys stand with that pose.

  18. Katie

    April 12, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    i am always amazed at how you manage to photograph people in front of backgrounds that completely fit into their overall image and mood.

  19. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Her hair is mystifying. Both elegiactic and je june. I’m tempted not to look but her stare says, “my sense of style is not the only thing that kills.” Brilliant conception.


    American Trad

  20. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 3:31 pm

    I know her..she’s amazing.

  21. whyioughtta

    April 12, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    She’s magnificent. Her colouring is rare–very pale yet blue-black hair and red lips suit her.

    But…is it just me or are her sleeves too long?

  22. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 5:43 pm

    She looks Fab for sure….

    But the cigarette is a Buzz Kill!

  23. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    The subtle sheen of her hair, clothes and shoes against the stainless steel background kills me. Perfect as usual, Sart. How do you do it?

  24. rollergirl

    April 12, 2007 at 7:14 pm

    Ooh I *heart* Slimane. Maybe him and Helmut will hook up and do something interesting together?

  25. Kathleen

    April 12, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    She looks fabulous!

    Was it Selma Blair who said recently (in Vogue?) that Ashley/Mary-Kate Olsen (it’s all the same to me, whichever one it was) advised her to go for the smallest size Dior Homme to get the right fit?

    I don’t see me fitting any size of Dior Homme, but this lady looks absolutely amazing.

  26. Kat

    April 12, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Beautifully androgynous, amazing photo too. I have a male friend that has that beautiful pale androgyny, even when he’s wearing a waistcoat and tie.

  27. Fashionista, Size 14.

    April 12, 2007 at 7:46 pm

    I like her hair… is it blue?

  28. xie

    April 12, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    dior homme is for androgynous, skinny men anyway… it totally works. i know many women who like the mens cuts on themselves.

  29. Anonymous

    April 12, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    highly attractive.

  30. Mutterlein

    April 12, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    I have said it before and will say it again, Hedi Slimane’s last few collections for Dior Homme have been some of the best womenswear to come out of Paris. I think this amazing woman pretty much proves it.

  31. Dawn

    April 13, 2007 at 7:45 am

    Brash. Rebellious. I like.
    The jacket fits her so well.

  32. jabberwockysuperfly

    April 13, 2007 at 8:21 am

    She looks like she was just beamed down from a UFO, and I mean this in the most wonderful way possible. I think she’s killing it and manages to pull off a very different type of look.

  33. an english girl in new york

    April 13, 2007 at 10:35 am

    i wish i could afford that *sigh*

  34. -roger

    April 13, 2007 at 11:13 am

    She has the best hair!

  35. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    The fact that she’s tailored a men’s suit for her small frame is interesting, indeed! However, the grace here is in that precision hair cut and not the precision suit.

    She must go to the salon weekly to keep that up.


  36. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Dior Homme has a small line for women called petite taille, which is pretty self explanatory. Not only are the sizes smaller, the pieces are also cut for a women’s body,

  37. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    OMG! perfection!

  38. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 5:43 pm


    Oh, man. This is the look I went for when I was her age. Sorta succeeded through thrift store purchases and self-tailoring.

    But, man. Had I had the money THIS is what I would’ve bought.

    And, had I straight hair THAT is style I would’ve worn.

    Lusting from a distance and time.

    – desertwind

  39. Anonymous

    April 13, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    I have the same cropped jacket – it’s from winter 06 / 07 …. Anyone who is thin suits Dior Homme, male or female but you have to be slight for it to look right … It’s so popular with females – a couple of weeks ago I was in the store on Rodeo & Lindsay Lohan was buying a bunch of stuff – not entirely sure how she fits into it giving the size of her breasts but oh well!

  40. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 1:31 am

    As with many of the photographs here, after seeing the picture I cannot imagine the young woman wearing anything else.

  41. andrea

    April 14, 2007 at 9:31 am

    like an outtake from Madonna’s Rain

  42. Bettina

    April 14, 2007 at 11:24 am

    i really like the idea. but something about the bottom bothers me (pants and shoes–i would have preferred slimmer slacks and flat shoes). i love her haircut and the cropped blazer!
    and for me this aesthetic isn’t about dressing up and being powerful like a man or whatever someone else said. it’s about androgyny and genderf*cking–which is something I’m all about and why I really like Dior Homme and Ann D. :]

  43. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 3:47 pm

    The hair looked familiar, and sure enough: she turned up in a MisShapes photo gallery (April 7, 07) . . . Pretty unmistakable.

  44. Anonymous

    April 14, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    and, of course, there is also her sly little smile.

  45. lamere

    April 14, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Cold. This person looks cold. But in a good way.

  46. Belinda

    April 15, 2007 at 8:56 pm

    Awesome outfit. Perfect! Shame about the hair.


    April 16, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    I’ve seen this girl on the train a couple times…she always has a large Balenciaga shopping bag with her. I wonder what she does…reagrdless, her style is amazing and her own.

  48. Anonymous

    May 1, 2007 at 2:33 am

    Her name is Sarah and she’s absolutely FABULOUS!!! She works at Dior Homme and she’s never been any less than pleasant with me… although she knows when I walk through the door that I’m going to be buying, not browsing. I bought a t-shirt the last time because I found myself walking by and just HAD to go in to see HER.

  49. axxonn

    May 15, 2007 at 10:20 pm

    I actually just saw this woman yesterday at of all places the Dior Homme Boutique at Madison and 57th. I recognized her immediately and felt it so appropriate to being seeing her there. I think she works there.

  50. Anonymous

    July 24, 2007 at 3:13 am

    Yes, she is Sarah and used to work at Balenciaga:

  51. Anonymous

    December 27, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    Very severe, very chic.

  52. Anonymous

    January 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    i worked next door to her in the women’s boutique. ironically, she was nothing else but pleasant, feminine, and sweet. not at all cold! so nice to catch a familiar face on the site!

  53. Tunet Jordaan

    May 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

    She looks amazing. She looks entirely unique. Unlike anything I have seen ever before.

  54. Steve

    August 15, 2008 at 3:29 am

    She does look like an androgynous mannequin. The shot is well executed, but the look is not appealing to me.
    She managed to dye her hair to match the beautiful blue of the jacket. That probably wasn’t easy.
    I don’t like the androgynous look in general, and I don’t like hair covering a person’s eyes, except in a controlled dramatic setup.
    Still, she created a unique look which was well captured in the photo.

  55. mewkid

    March 23, 2009 at 9:14 am

    I love the haircut

  56. Anonymous

    September 28, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Why is it all so serious. I would love to see models smile more. Fashion is fun. Check out the new "Wink if you Want it" casual line ( – a fusion of clothes, music and fun!


  57. MZ

    September 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Oh, she is thoroughly sharp.

  58. Raisa

    April 9, 2010 at 1:42 am

    The girl has a sedated style. It's very different, but she makes it look normal, like everyone's been dressing like that. I like how she carries the look.

  59. Zafod BĂ­blbrox

    August 22, 2010 at 12:48 am

    La garçon !

  60. Mia

    August 25, 2010 at 10:52 am

    The look are very nice…I love it

    Greeting Mia

  61. FreeHindu

    March 13, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    She looks like a mannequin. amazing photography.


  62. dddqqq

    February 12, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve. Often wondered if I should shop in the men’s Dept so I could get a really cool blazer or suit jacket.

  63. Anonymous

    August 16, 2017 at 1:27 am

    Sarah Burchett

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