14 posts tagged chanel
The Icon | Natalie Wood in Splendor in the Grass
Natalie Wood had been branded as both innocent and modest in her films until her role in Splendor in the Grass known as “a love story unlike any other,” which resulted in a nomination for best actress. Of course, her fashion sense was that of grace and poise, with a sensual aspect that captured the audience in a way like never before.
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The Icon | Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
Grace Kelly was considered the ultimate style icon, famous for her elegant demeanor largely made famous through Hitchcock films like To Catch a Thief. Portraying a wealthy and daring tourist on the French Riviera, Kelly’s wardrobe was comprised of ultra-chic and elegant elements with simple accessories.
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Dear New York City dwellers and admirers of vintage,
Just a quick tip that the Manhattan Vintage Clothing show is running now. If you’re anything like me and enjoy the thrill of the search, rare Lanvin and Chanel, Vietnamese denim, and luxurious screen-printed silk scarves, this show is a must.
No need to thank me. See you there tomorrow!
The Manhattan Vintage Show runs February 1-2 at the Metropolitan Pavillion at 125 West 18th Street
Trend Watch: Cap Toe Shoes
Vintage inspired shoe trends can be a little iffy (Marc Jacob’s pilgrim shoes?), but these are as chic as they were the day Coco Chanel came up with them in 1957. We are talking, of course, about cap toe shoes. We saw them this spring and were overjoyed to see designers continue to embrace the mixed material footwear for fall.
1. Louic Vuitton 2. Stuart Weitzman 3. Versace 4. Christian Louboutin 5. Kate Spade 6. Giuseppe Zanotti 7. Nicholas Kirkwood 8. Dieppa Restrepo 9. Kenzo 10. Marni
Accordion pleats are timeless. Often associated with Grecian style dresses, these soft flowing folds inspired the “skirt dance” of American choreographer and dancer Loie Fuller. Beautiful and talented, Fuller’s pioneering modern dance performances inspired many artist and made her one of the poster children of the late 1800s art movement, Art Nouveau.
Accordion pleated skirts and dresses enjoyed a resurgence this spring that has lasted into the fall. A pleated skirt with tights makes for the perfect layered fall outfit. We love this vintage Chanel skirt from Cara Mia Vintage.
Trend Watch: Sleek Silver
Shimmering golds and bronzes have been a huge trend this fall, but as temperatures dip below freezing and winter starts to set in, we find ourselves craving a cooler metal. Silver has become the “it” metal of the season, seen in the form of accessories at Derek Lam, shoes at Yves Saint Laurent, and all over at Chanel and Roberto Cavalli. Combine silver with white at your next holiday party for a look that is festive and winter-y, but not cliche, or wear with burgundy to brighten an otherwise dark ensemble.
1. Chanel 2. MuuBaa 3. J Brand 4. Marc Jacobs 5. Christina Elle 6. Topshop 7. 3.1 Phillip Lim
Handbags, like shoes, are one of those magical sartorial inventions that can make any woman feel good. Able to fit any body type, these ubiquitous accessories have become the ultimate status and style symbols, with women passionately seeking the latest on trend bag. Both useful and pleasing to eye, the right handbag can prove to be well worth the investment, with certain vintage designs carrying value matching a car. Here are some of our favorite purses, satchels, and totes from the last 100 years. Take a look and pick your favorite.
In 1926, when Vogue featured Coco Chanel’s little black dress in its pages, they called it “Chanel’s Ford”. This association with Ford’s Model T automobile would prove to be quite accurate as Chanel’s simple, chic, and comfortable dress would become one of the most ubiquitous style dresses in fashion. Popularized by such style icons as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the sheath dress has withstood the test of time.
Today, the sheath dress may be found in any number of styles. With high and low necklines, with and without sleeves, and in solid colors and bold prints, this universally flattering dress can be made to reflect any personal aesthetic. We love this Marc by Marc Jacobs collared sheath dress as a wardrobe staple that is both on trend, yet classic enough to withstand the test of time.
What is your favorite way to wear the sheath dress?
Haute couture is where fashion and art combine to create one endlessly fascinating world with limitless possibilities. It is in haute couture that designers can let their imaginations run wild and create designs that are as at home on the runway as they would be in a gallery. Each piece showcases months of labor and future trends at their most potent, before they have been diluted into versions more palatable for consumer consumption. As a combination between art and fashion, haute couture also strongly reflects the times, from the decadence following World War I to the strong, yet feminine woman of Dior’s New Look. Here, we’ve compiled some of our favorite looks from fashion at its highest over the last century.
All images via The Cut.
Paris Fashion Week is wrapping up, meaning that Fashion Month is coming to a close. Each city on the roster offers its own unique perspective on fashion, from the effortless cool of New York and the fearless experimentalism of London to the unashamed luxury of Milan. Paris was no different with classic French fashion houses treating show goers to darkly romantic looks intensified by the distinctly Parisian brand of quirky sexiness. We couldn’t get enough of the collections at PFW, but there were five that really stood out.