During my yoga practice this morning, my mind was wandering to my chipped manicure, a pair of Chloe sandals I saw at Bergdorf's on sale and writing this post. A definite lack of concentration I know. When my yoga teacher, Jodi, gets really desperate to hold my attention, she uses clothing as a metaphor. So she said that there are some dresses that do not need any distractions, and that is just what yoga is: you and your practice. No distractions. Which immediately got me thinking about this amazing Galanos dress in black and white - it does not need any distractions. It defines modern glamour. The dress is in a heavy ivory crepe with a draped front and a black column skirt.
It does not need a lot of jewelry. Just simple hair. Maybe a low chignon because the focus is the beautifully draped and open back. You can see why I think the hair should be up because the back is so seductive. But elegant at the same time.
Galanos did ready to wear but really in a couture way. Everything is perfection. Fabrics are sourced in Europe at the same suppliers to the couture houses. The details are the work of a perfectionist. The black detail is perfection on the draped top. I was so excited when I found this gown because it is so unique. And I think that is what we crave in vintage. We want something that no one else will have.
Galanos black and white backless gown. Size 6/8.
Back to yoga. What is that Jodi is saying? Series Surya Namaskara... now about those Chloe shoes...