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In the ’60s, Models Floated Through Paris in Bubbles

The bubble series is widely credited with kicking off a trend of high concept, artistic fashion shoots.
The series starts over the water and shores of the river Seine in Paris, eventually floating into city streets.

There’s something about floating translucent bubbles that’s always seemed futuristic, from the ’60s right up to the present day. Photographer Melvin Sokolsky was on the, er, ball, then, when he shot his now iconic Bubble series for the Harpers Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection.” – Doug Bierend wired.com

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Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2020/21 Men’s Fashion Show

Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Fall Winter 2020/21

Return to ancient crafts and watch the Dolce&Gabbana Men’s Fall Winter 2020/21 Fashion Show”.

– Dolce & Gabbana on YouTube

Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show – Vogue

The complete Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear fashion show

vogue.com: Jeremy Scott Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show – Vogue

“This Scott outing was a delicious escapist treat. Scott admitted as much himself, speaking before the show: With this collection, he said, he was out to “have fun,” and with that agenda in mind, he concocted what he described as a “neon rock opera.””

– Maya Singer vogue.com

Fall Winter 2019-20 Men’s Fashion Shows | Dolce & Gabbana

Discover Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2019-20 Menswear Fashion Collection. Visit the official website Dolcegabbana.com.

Source: Fall Winter 2019-20 Men’s Fashion Shows | Dolce & Gabbana

Fendi Men’s | Fall | Winter 2019-20

Fendi Men’s Fall/Winter 2019-20 | Milan Men’s Fashion Week
January 2019

In collaboration with Menswear Creative Director Silvia Venturini Fendi, Lagerfeld’s hand can be seen across the collection, from the rigorous cut of a tailored shoulder to the palette of sharp blacks and classic neutrals with a metallic sheen. Channelling a shared sense of humour, witty trompe l’oeil effects abound.

Fendi YouTube Channel

More at Fendi YouTube channel and Fendi.com

Karl Lagerfeld R.I.P.

Bugle Boy “New Wave” Clothing from 1984 aka OMG Thirty-Four!

I must confess when I came across this video via a post on Disqus, it brought some memories flooding back that I hadn’t thought of in – literally – ages.

The clothes, the music, the friends and fun. Such good times.

People and places my thoughts haven’t gone to for…

wait a minute!  2018 minus 1984 equals 34!

Yes um….double check the math….yep it is…

OMG THIRTY-FOUR!!!

3 and 4

three decades plus 4

THUR-TEE-FOUR

You can’t be serious!   34 years ago?!  The number itself triggers a wave of anxiety in my ongoing struggle to not freak out!  The panic, the turmoil, the existential crisis I face when I try calmly to consider facts.  Basic facts everyone else around me deals with too as we all “get older”   And they all seem fine.

But me, I’m having a hell of a time with it as I’m officially over-the-hill.  Over-the-hill and beginning my descent toward the inevitable.   Careening with ever-increasing speed toward the Grim Reaper

Many, many years and decades are behind me at this point in my life.  And fewer and fewer are, statistically, going to be in my future.

I know this because I can do math.

And it’s very noticeable when I look in the mirror.

And I’m older than 80% of all the males in the United States.

Oh, and I get alot of stuff from AARP, but anyway….

Enjoy this peek at 1984 fashion.   Nineteen Eighty-Four!  NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR!!

Vivienne Westwood Spring | Summer 2019

 

 

vivienne westwood spring 2019 Paris Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood was on the scene during Britain’s early Punk years.  She was part of the “anti-everything” movement the music and the Punks embraced.

Fashions she presented during the show were often gender-neutral in the sense that men and women could wear whatever they want without the constricting rules of society.

The fashions in the picture are what some would call “avant-garde”.  I call them 21st century incarnations of the Punk culture.

“No White Shoes After Labor Day…!”

John Waters satire comedy

So said Beverly Sutphin – actress Kathleen Turner – in John Waters’ 1994 comedy/satire “Serial Mom”.

The lady perpetrating the fashion faux-pas is played by Patty Hearst.  (If you don’t know who Patty Hearst is and what happened in 1974 – just do an internet search for “Patty Hearst SLA” and you’ll get the gist.)

For more info about Serial Mom on rottentomatoes.com

The unofficial fashion rule can be traced back more than 100 years to some snobby millionaires.

 

These days anyone can wear white anytime.     

mentalfloss.com: Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day? | Mental Floss