Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ashley Olsen in RARE vintage

Ashley Olsen was in one of my favorite looks at last year's Costume Institute gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was a long sleeved white gown from The Row unadorned except for a plunging back which she accessorized with an incredible lizard necklace draped down her bare back.  She was covered and bare at the same time and wore something completely unique from what everyone else was wearing.  
Women with incredible and enviable style always do and wear what they want and this is what makes them trendsetters and is one of the reasons there are so few women with truly great style.

At the preview at the Brooklyn Museum for American High Style: Fashioning a National Collection there are wonderful clothes by the great Elsa Schiaparelli worn by the great woman of style and jeweler, Millicent Rogers.  One of the most impressive things about the Brooklyn's Schiaparelli collection is that of the nearly 250 pieces nearly three-quarters belonged to Millicent Rogers.  And what impressed me the most was that it was noted that she had the confidence to wear some of the most extreme examples of Schiaparelli. 
Shiaparelli Pagan necklace gift of Millicent Rogers to the Brooklyn Museum.
So in celebrating individual style here is a photo of Ashley Olsen in vintage Comme des Garcons  at The Art of Elysium from RARE vintage!  Hmmm Ashley Olsen and Millicent Rogers seem to have an affinity for crawly things in common!

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