Quote of the day

Fashion should be a form of escapism, and not a form of imprisonment. – Alexander McQueen who celebrates his 48th birthday today. was born on this day in 1969.

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3 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. Andrei says:

    He would be celebrating his 48th birthday if he hadn’t committed suicide at age 40

  2. Andrei says:

    This post made me think of fashion and how ridiculous some of the fashions have been over the years and centuries

    Today neckties for men seem stupid and they have held sway for over a century

    But the absurdities of the eighteenth century and as for the nineteenth the idiocies for women in particular are striking – multiple petticoats and whalebone corsets, how the hell did they pee?

    But in that time there were two short periods of relative sanity – women in the regency period wore very fetching dresses, or so it seems to me – very elegant but simple with high waists

    This is the Jane Austen world

    The artistic crowd of the late nineteenth century went for simplicity as well, the pre Raphaelite thing and that is very attractive also

    Maybe it is just me or maybe it is because my wife’s wedding dress was a simple regency thing, which maybe because we just like simple elegance that that was what she chose who knows

    But if you are looking for a perfect style regency beats anything you will see on the catwalk or the Hollywood red carpet on Oscar’s night

    Who wants to contradict me?

  3. homepaddock says:

    Andrei, I agree on simplicity, but not sure about regency fashion.

    When I was a teenager I had a trouser suit – mustard trousers and a floral empire line top (it was the 1970s, a decade fashion ought to forget). A friend’s great aunt told me it looked like a maternity outfit.

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