Case in point? This gorgeous waif. I’ve seen her in person and she is 95 to 100 pounds soaking wet. Here she is in one of my least favorite dresses from Jason Wu’s Fall collection:
And here, she gets completely lost in Donna Karan Outerwear:
I don’t understand the trend toward boxy, shapeless apparel. It’s everything the “experts” say women should avoid. I, for one, am not in any position to add bulk to my existing supply.
The trend toward androgyny doesn’t bother me. I am a uniform girl. I crave comfort. I love a great pair of trousers, a crisp white shirt, and a pair of spectator shoes. If I want to amp it up a notch, the next look would make me happy!
I love the sophistication and ease. The boots are the kicker for me, and I might wear the hat on a dare. Add a tough as nails motorcycle jacket in a ballsy color and I’m good to go!
Here are a few more of Ms. Karan’s designs I appreciate. The construction is outstanding, and they are proof that you can be feminine in embellished men’s fabrics.
I will tackle you for this fitted coat:
Check out the construction of this ensemble:
Man, what a woman!
Next up, sexy pinstripes. I like them on men, and now I like them on women too:
The construction reminds me of Cristobal Balenciaga. It’s very architectural.
The next dress has the wow factor on steroids. It’s amazing how a little sparkle and a touch of sheer completely transform the masculine fabric.
See her walk away two photos back. It is tasteful, powerful and feminine all at the same time.
I can see the next dress on Juliana Margulies at an awards show, sans cuffs and hat, of course. Picture chocolate and white diamonds with her rich brown hair and milky white complexion. Gorgeous!
Divine! I would wear it, if I could afford it and had somewhere to go.
This last dress is in a jaw dropping shade of red. I can’t decide if I want the model’s physique or the dress. I think it’s both. Her guns are amazing!
I’m grateful for designers like Donna Karan. She thinks about women and wearability. I think she scored several home runs in this collection.
Photos via The Collection, NYT