This Nina Ricci clutch has been framed – and it was an act of genius. You will only fully appreciate it once you see it; a close encounter is the only kind that will do it justice. But you can trust me, it passed the snob test drive.
And the winner of the most improved award is Nina Ricci! Gone are the tassels, the whipstitching, and the overly nipped and cinched designs we’re used to. This exudes sophistication and control. The way the rolled handles transition into pin tucks is such clever craftsmanship.
What evokes a ladylike image more readily than Nina Ricci? A scarlet-feverish runway set a passionate tone. Actually, it was the most elegant runway ever seen by moi and on each side, Katia and Marielle Labèque performed “Two Movements for Two Pianos” by Philip Glass. Each musician was posed at a grand piano in the […]
When it comes to PFW, there is one rule and one rule only (because all the others are sure to be broken as soon as the models are unleashed on the runways): expect the unexpected. As far as Parisians are concerned, the so-called rules don’t apply – which is precisely why I love them so! […]
Snakeskin never gets old. Especially when it’s brand-new, set in color schemes and treatments to refresh the eye and revive the senses. From the snakes-in-the-grass to jump on right now (like a lightened-up PS1) to the slithery exotics that will give you something worthwhile to look forward to come fall (see The Row), here are […]
When Prada sent a racetrack’s worth of seductive retro ladies down her Spring runway, we knew the Miuccia effect was on in full swing. With one word – “sweetness” – on her mind and an unexpected inspiration– the automobile – at the crux Prada unleashed a new sense of roadhouse chic that really isn’t new […]