I've completed my wish list of vintage inspired items from the Spring 2011 Ready-To-Wear Collections. It's amazing to me how unanimously the designers channeled the 1970s as their muse this season, and I couldn't be more jazzed. Here are the frocks i'm coveting most (click images to view full-size) . . .
(L to R, above): Tibi, Tracy Reese (there is something so Marianne Faithfull about this little white dress), and i'm having an orange crush, care of Marc by Marc Jacobs.
The world's most perfect blue lace-up trousers courtesy of Vivienne Westwood's Red Label, along with a goddess gown Ava Gardner's character in One Touch of Venus (image on right) would've swooned for.
1970s disco-dancing ballerina/actress chic courtesy of Rebecca Taylor (are you drooling over that capeleted coat, or is it just me?)
Yohji Yamamoto created the perfect '90s goth noir-meets-Stevie Nicks vibe . . .
And Yohji's talented daughter, Limi Feu, echoed a kindred Sisters of Mercy tune.
Ralph Lauren fulfilled all my grunge plaid, sharpshootin', Annie Oakley, creamy virginal Victorian trousseau desires, simultaneously.
Just Cavalli had some bohemian goddess gowns that killed, adorned with amazing giant-geode necklaces, as well as a cream chiffon dream gown with applied flowers that reminded me of Marisa Berenson wearing Valentino (image on right), c.1970s.
Junya Watanabe sent out an animated and inspired nautical collection, much in the spirit of Anna Karina c.Une Femme est Une Femme (1961) . . .
And apparently John Galliano got the seafaring memo too.
Fendi is having a disco glam Jerry Hall moment, ditto for Etro.
Duro Olowu worked a major Slaves of NY/Grace Jones/Married to the Mob/wives of Fela Kuti moment. His collections always make me want to work harder, so I can go shopping, and isn't that what fashion's all about?
Donna Karan got herself back to the garden (image on left), along with D&G, who acessorized their flower girls with giant floral canvas tote bags and gloriously patterned platforms (hooray)!
D&G also went the tablecloth route, which reminded me of a fashion show I modelled in for the designer Pegah Anvarian in the early-1990s, when her amazing career was just beginning. How crazy-far ahead of trend was she with the picnic pattern and platforms?
Next up . . . the couture collections and a special post about the wonderful and magical, Anna Sui!
Runway Photos: Style.com