28 August 2007

Va Va Voom

he New York Times Magazine this week profiled Ken Downing, the fashion director and senior vice president of Neiman Marcus on the advent of the store's 100th anniversary. He shared some of his picks for the season.

Included amongst them are these kitschy cat-eye sunglasses from the Christian Dior Resort 2008 Collection by John Galliano:
John Galliano’s resort collection for Dior paid homage to the irreverent, load-it-on aesthetic of the style mavens (and Downing heroines) Peggy Guggenheim and Dodie Rosekrans. “You can picture Peggy wearing these sunglasses as she stepped into a gondola outside her palazzo in Venice.”
Models from Left to right: Tanya Dziahileva, Erin Heatherton, Tanya Chubko, Ana Mihajlovic, Milagros Schmoll and Sofi Berelidze. Click image for larger view.

[Source: NYTimes, Style.com]

Downing couldn't be more on target with his Peggy Guggenheim comparison, as seen at right.

Campy or not, I loved this Dior show. And this backstage photograph of Dita Von Teese and Kylie Minogue!


WendyB said...

Love those glasses and LOVE Peggy Guggenheim. She was an original!

maya said...