Written By: Charles Fratto
This weekend brought us a Eurocentric fashion battle Royale between the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France and the Kardashian-Barker nuptials in Portofino, Italy.
Cannes - The Take Away
Tailoring gets a creative rework
While honoring the tailoring traditions of old, designers and celebrities alike continued their experimentation with the craft by deconstructing, reconstructing and adding femininity.
The Gilded Glamour dress code strikes again
Continuing on some interpretations we saw for Fashion’s biggest night, a selection of metallic armored embroidered gowns walked down the red carpet and up those iconic stairs.
Old Hollywood Glamour will never go out of style
With the legend and lure of Marylin Monroe and her “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress thrown back into the spotlight we know one thing is for certain, Old Hollywood Glamour will always be a timeless show stopper not far from the mind’s eye.
Would Would the French Do?
The French just dress cooler. For hundreds of years, French fashion has been the epicenter of world fashion. They aren’t afraid to try something new, they make the rules then bend the rules just a bit, they don’t sacrifice for the sake of others, all the while making it all look effortlessly chic and sophisticated.
Kardashian-Barker Wedding - The Take Away
Dolce Vita with Dolce and Gabbana
The entire wedding affair was seemingly entirely styled by the storied Italian fashion house. Every look was saturated with Italian heritage- yards of gossamer black lace, the adornment of deep gold jewelry, that iconic Sophia Loren silhouette and attitude (“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti”). Following the trend of Met Galas past, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” reemerged and lent its Baroque classicism and decadent styling. It was a full weekend that was a feast for the eyes and the talk of the pop culture town.