Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fall 09 Ready To Wear: Dolce & Gabbana (ode to Shiaparelli)

I am quite impressed with Dolce & Gabbanna's Elsa Shiaparelli inspired collection for Fall. I swear that there are so many people today who don't realise what an influence she was to modern fashion. She was most famously the arch rival of Coco Chanel in the 20's and 30's. Shiaparelli was the first to use shoulder pads, animal print and was the inventor of shocking pink. This collection hits all the right notes of a Shiaparelli inspired look.
I suggest reading the book "Shocking Life: The Autobiography of Elsa Shiaparelli", for all those who are interested in further understanding the excellent inspiration behind D&G's excellent Fall line.

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