Thursday, August 16, 2007

Yes You Can-Can

Christian Lacroix Falbala Trench for La RedouteLeave it to French catalog giant La Redoute and legendary designer Christian Lacroix to bring haute couture to the masses. Affordable luxury in the form of the 'Falbala' trench coat; the best from the capsule collection has oomph to say the least. Whimsical tiers of flounces and ruffles contrasted against black stockings are classic Lacroix, and methinks purposely evocative of fin-de-si├Ęcle Paris. The word 'Falbala' is an old fashion term meaning showy trimming, ruffles and ornamentation; typical of the 1890s cabaret costumes of dancing girls as depicted by Toulouse-Lautrec. Simply smashing! ($300)

1 comment:

Natalise said...

Oh hell's yeah! Must have it. And I completely see the correlation with Toluse-Letrec! 180 degrees bay-bee.