Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Auntie Mame starring the legendary Rosalind Russell is one of my ALL time favorite movie ~ it never gets old ! Her brazen sense of style has been a source of a lot of inspiration for designers and for the past 3 seasons I can bet my money that John Galliano has this gem of cinema on file!
Rosalind Russell in “Auntie Mame"
Galliano has been mining the good old U.S. of A. for raw material from which to spin his dreams. For a season as commercially skewed as resort, Yankee practicality seems an apt starting point.
Like in the movie Galliano modeled his collection after women who weren't afraid to make a bold sartorial statement, one that preferably involved a whopping piece of jewelry. From a shimmering backdrop that conjured a Tony Duquette garden, there emerged a full wardrobe for their modern-day counterparts in Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Dallas & New York. Rendered in a bouncy, optimistic palette of corals, fuchsias, and limes, nearly every look was heavy on the beaded embroidery (down to the swimwear and shoes) and topped off with outsized sombreros and bijoux.
With its sixties-era strains of printed tunics, capri pants, trapeze silhouettes, little peplum jackets, and haute bohemian caftans and peasant blouses, the collection hewed closely to the line Galliano sent out last season (btw I LOVED the collection last season).