UN Week has mercifully ended in New York - and if you have ever had the misfortune of being in New York when the General Assembly meets, you will know exactly what I mean: lots of traffic and lots of road rage; not a pretty picture nor a very quiet one!
But I am feeling very United Nations of vintage fashion this week at RARE vintage. We've got New York, London, Milan and Paris covered. I think I will start in New York...
I am in LA to see a big collection of Chanel as well as a bit of R & R with my children so it seems appropriate to start RARE vintage's UN Fashion Week with a great American designer who showed in New York but designed in Los Angeles: James Galanos. I am so happy to see a new generation of women discovering Galanos. I don't love all of Galanos - some of it can be a little dowdy but when he is good, he is very, very good.
I think this beautiful black and brown Galanos gown is as good as it gets. The fabric and the workmanship is superb and very couture. AND the gown is sexy & fun & unique. It has a slightly 1940s, madcap Carmen Miranda minus the fruit vibe. I am sure that you have noticed there has been a lot of fruit on the runways recently and on of course on Anna dello Russo's head.
The front plunges seductively low and the waist is cinched with a black silk bow.
Galanos Gown in Black and Brown. Size 4/6
Why don't you wear it with... okay so speaking of Anna dello Russo and her very whimsical head gear, I have fallen madly in love with a, new to me, English hat designer, Victoria Grant. I actually think this little chapeau would look amazing with black tuxedo pants, a slinky white top and a white tuxedo jacket or our Galanos gown. Or for lunch at Shutters on the Beach. So?! I'm from New York!
Victoria Grant Midnight Kiss Hat. Available at Colette.