6.08.2009

Lace & Leather Runway World

In my Fantasy World ... . . I dress like this.

I wish I could say, in my Real World I dress like the previous post -
in Chanel. Alas ... . . that's simply another Fantasy World.

I suppose this is a real giggle for many, simply because
no one dresses like this!
This is the Runway World .. . . which is , of course,
All Fantasy / All The Time.
This is the current Runway World of Commes des Garcons, 4oth
anniversary edition, to be shown in a series of guerrilla-style stores.
I've always loved Rei Kawakubo's designs and these were of particular
interest because I find these images to be such a delightful mix:
the epitome of Contrast & Contradiction.
Who could resist Tulle Tutus with Black Leather
and Powdered Wigs???!
Certainly not .. .. . moi.

Some days I prefer my Fantasy World.
In it, I don't have to confront those inconvenient realities -
my budget and my body.
... . to say nothing of all those people at the grocery store,
who would roll their eyes and mutter: Elle est folle.
(she's crazy)


photos: New York Times

10 comments:

Ingrid Mida said...

Sometimes you just have to live your fantasy....LOL!
I'm pretty sure that most people think I'm crazy. In these times, when people wear jeans to everything even the opera, I love to defy casual convention and wear my most beautiful dresses!

willow said...

Yikes, they have a "clown thing" going on! :P

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

One of the things I loved about NYC was that you could get away with looking like this.
I love the first one.
Willow has me laughing. She's had 'Tears of Clown' going through my head all weekend.

Catherine

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

sigh.
When I was in high school, I thought I was David Bowie...no - I mean I really thought I was him.
I'm pretty sure that first photo is the way I went to school most days.
I'm also pretty sure my parents cried themselves to sleep at night.

Follow your fantasy - you know what they can do if they can't take a joke!

Chrisy said...

All gorgeous works of art...particularly like the tutus and leather...and with those hats on we wouldn't have to worry about doing our hair...

vicki archer said...

Love this Judith .... a bit of fantasy never goes astray and always brightens up the day, xv.

Di Overton said...

I never thought to put a newspaper on my head before though I doubt I would look as good as her.

La Dolce Vita said...

Who cares what the folk in the grocery store think! Life is short dress up!

My Castle in Spain said...

Mmm..i must admit Comme des garçons is not really my cup of tea but Rei Kawakubo's work is certainly interesting....
actually i thought the 1st pic was from a Viktor & Rolf show
Love the lace!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bien sur, no one could dress like this, but it sure is fun to imagine! But, we can dress like Madame Chanel and be very impressive! Thank you for coming by to visit my crowns! Have a super day! Anita