Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Bikin fashion for teen

Made almost entirely of black, and based largely of one fabric, gros grain ribbon, this Fall 2008 collection was a beguilingly brilliant interpretation of modern style, a series of clothes one could only imagine seeing in Paris.

Alber used the ribbon armadillo like on prim, sexy nun blouses, asymmetrically draped skirts and some ravishingly well-cut cocktail dresses, one of which, worn in midnight blue on model Flo Gennaro, was the chicest single dress the season.

For evening, Elbaz ramped it up a notch with stunning mini dresses from which shards of bugle beads dangled, high wattage fashion given authority with great silver necklaces and hefty, faintly sci fi medallions