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The new Grunge

The first time I saw the Fall 2013 Saint Laurent collection, I hated it. From the casting to the clothes, I was just in shock and didn’t get where Slimane was taking the brand to. Even if I’m aware of the designer’s devotion to grunge culture and aesthetic, it was just confusing. Then my eye started to get used to it, I even started to like it, I think mostly because of seeing it in magazines. Who would have said that grunge can be classy, even luxurious isn’t it the far opposite? I guess when being between the hands of expert stylists, it offers a total different point of view. It’s not the first  time grunge style flirts with high fashion: Marc Jacob’s collection for Perry Ellis, Altuzarra’s Fall 11 collection ingeniously pairing parkas and glamorous evening gowns, Vogue US Grunge and Glory shoot by Steven Meisel, Kate Moss and Johnny Depp, and the list goes on. Givenchy also had some strong references to the alternative movement in their latest Fall collection. Here are a few selects of current and past references, whether you like it or not grunge is back, and stronger than ever.

Amanda Seyfried for ELLE August issue
Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy and Ralph
Lauren wool hat for ELLE August issue
Amanda Seyfried from ELLE  August issue
Amanda Seyfried in Saint Laurent for ELLE August issue
Saint Laurent Fall 13
Saint Laurent Fall 13
Karlie Kloss in Saint Laurent  for Vogue US July issue
Karlie Kloss in Saint Laurent for Vogue US July issue
A young Kate Moss in a flannel shirt
A young Kate Moss in a flannel shirt
Saint Laurent Men's Fall 13
Saint Laurent Men’s Fall 13
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Vogue feature photography by Steven Meisel
Vogue US 1992 Grunge and Glory shoot
(photography by Steven Meisel)

 

La Dolce Vita

If you are a regular on this blog, you know how much I love old pictures capturing cult moments which will remain forever alive and vibrant. Like the ones below for example, which for me represent  an idyllic vision of Summer and the art of La Dolce Vita… Plus, I just want the same bustier as Sophia, the rings of Brigitte and turban of Audrey, enjoy!

french-actress-brigitte-bardot-with-a-flower-in-her-hair-on-the-set-of-shalako-directed-by-edward-dmytryk-1968-photo-by-terry-oneillhulton-archivegetty-images-1968
Brigitte Bardot
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth

Think like a man

Hot trend alert, the menswear wardrobe is everywhere. Just to name a few Marlene Dietrich or Katherine Hepburn did not hesitate to play with their femininity and sex appeal by adopting the very avant-garde, and a bit rebellious at the time, men’s uniform. During July Men’s and Paris Couture collections, the streets were full of fashion girls ditching platform heels for masculine attire. See below some of the greatest looks for inspiration snapped by genius street style photographer, Tommy Ton for style.com

Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)
Style.com (photography by Tommy Ton)