Wardrobe re-Design for Spring 2007!
Henry Beguelin Raspberry clutch. $595 at Ann's Fabulous Finds
Philip Lim 3.1 Yellow floral shift. $565 at Aloha Rag
Anna Vince Graphic lasercut Leather belt. $265 at Brown's Fashion
Dolce & Gabanna red leather wrap sandals $294 at yoox.com
Blue Cult Black Denim jeans: $90 at bluefly.com
Clear Persplex watch: $300 at Brown's Fashion
Brian Atwood Leopard print canvas platforms: $630 at Brown's Fashion
Dries van Noten Beige silk floaty dress: at Yoox
Graphic black cutout necklace: $1100 at Brown's Fashion
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Black and cream striped cardigan: $300 at Brown's Fashion
Dries van Noten grey skirt: $430 at Brown's Fashion
Red and white Polka Dot bikini: $220 at Brown's Fashion
Philip Lim cropped leather jacket: $920 at Net-A-Porter
Miu Miu black satin camisole: $240 at Net=A-Porter
Burberry London yellow voile tank: $295 at Net-A-Porter
Zac Posen Champagne silk ruffled top: at Net-A-Porter
Christian Dior Aviators: $186 at Bluefly
19 March 2007
18 March 2007
"Vivienne Westwood is both iconoclast and global icon. In the 1970s, she electrified the world with the launch of punk fashion and went on to become one of the most inventive and influential designers of our time. Fashion to her became "a baby I picked up and never put down."
This exhibition, which was organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and which makes the de Young its only U.S. stop on an international tour, celebrates Westwood’s extraordinary, nearly 40-year-long career. Known best for her fearless nonconformity, she also has a profound respect for the past and looks to it for inspiration. With tradition as her springboard, she takes historic garments such as corsets and crinolines and reinvents them in new ways or uses thoroughly British fabrics like tartans and tweeds to create fashion that gently parodies Establishment styles. However outrageous or provocative the result, her approach has always been practical. She is driven by a curiosity about how things work, and her work reflects her systematic exploration of the structure of historical costume in museum collections.
Westwood's extraordinary range and inventiveness is showcased in the more than 150 objects that make up the exhibition, all drawn from her personal archive and the V&A's collection. The work spans the extremes of fashion, from London street style to the catwalks of Paris and London, and reveals Westwood’s own evolution from subversive shop owner to one of fashion’s most respected figures."
source deYoung Museum webpage.