August 5, 2009

Fall 2009

Someone once said - the autumn collections, as well as men, women always expected too much, and those that fail ...

You must agree with me, this is different!

Party Like It's


The eighties—the decade that fashion won't forget. Marc Jacobs led the latest revival with an unapologetic dose of New York nightclub nostalgia (metallic leather and acid-wash jeans, anyone?). Antonio Berardi and Gucci's Frida Giannini also went after-hours glam via crystal-studded minidresses and sharkskin suits, respectively. And leave it to Donatella Versace to put a gloss on the era with the season's most irresistibly sexy party dresses.



Designers went, ahem, hog wild for zipped and shrunken toppers this season. Balmain's Christophe Decarnin is the poster boy for the tough-chic trend, of course, but Haider Ackermann, Alexander Wang, and Roland Mouret also revved up the look's have-to-have-it factor.



From lacy bralettes at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton to molded corsets at Fendi and Hussein Chalayan, all eyes were on the bust for Fall. That is, when they weren't on the legs or the midriff. YSL's Stefano Pilati channeled Elsa Peretti as a Playboy bunny with a leather one-piece that bared his model's gams, while Roberto Cavalli and Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci played a game of now-you-see-it, now-you-don't peekaboo.

Forties And


Adrian lives! The costume designer who made an icon of Joan Crawford and a virtue of out-to-there shoulder pads would have approved of the Fall 2009 productions. Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin's Alber Elbaz, and Aquilano.Rimondi whipped up 1940's tailleurs to do an MGM star proud, while Zac Posen, Victoria Beckham, and Bottega Veneta's Tomas Maier focused on long, languorous looks for impossibly glamorous evenings.



Designers went completely drape for Fall. Both miniskirts and jodhpurs came swagged in silk charmeuse at Balenciaga; no outfit was complete without five, six, or seven mix-and-match layers at Missoni's nouveau nomadic show; and the fluid evening numbers at Donna Karan and Oscar de la Renta were so red carpet-ready they gave new meaning to the notion of "destination dressing”.



When the going gets tough, the tough wear camel hair. And pinstripes. The classics were back in full force on the runways—even rule breakers Christopher Kane and Miuccia Prada sent out double-breasted jackets, while Ralph Lauren and Marni's Consuelo Castiglioni went with tweed. In risky times, nothing spells sartorial security like a Burberry trench, a Chanel suit, or, just possibly, a swaggering fur-lapel great coat from Hermès.


Susan said...

what a great post, darling!
I am glad you are back- hope you are feeling okay!
have a lovely week, xoxo

Keith said...

Wow! These are amazing. Great photos. There are some stunning clothes there. It definitely makes one feel like you are in a time machine.

Ela said...

Fabulous post, Anna! So happy to have you back, you were missed!

I never thought I'd love the 80's again...oh but I do :) xx

Vorega Badalamenti Hartoto said...

great great posttt my dearr!

pRiYaN...! said...

wow ! great collection...


Anonymous said...

Thanks! I added you too! :) I love love love that 2nd photo with the skinny jeans.

FabBlab said...

Stunning photos and fabulous post.
Glad you're back! XO

Nemerae said... is such a great webpage.. I always check it to look for new trends :P

freeteyme said...

i think i had inspiration overload! fab, fab post!

Little Rus said...

Wonderful! Nice to see you back, honey! x

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Welcome Back! These are such great trends. i think my favorites are the 80s and biker trends. I love leather in couture designs.

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Savannah said...

From the biker brigade down, I would wear EVERY piece! I love it.

Polished Sense said...

What a great post! Loving all the different categories and pictures you choose. Fabulous!


nookie said...

great post dear,love the Biker Brigade ones;x

Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling! Especially love the biker brigade!

I missed you too!


MMSfaith said...

loving these looks! fantastic job putting this post together! :)

Anonymous said...

You always leave the nicest comments thank you so much:)...this is a fabulous post makes me so excited for fall!x

modediktat said...

WOOOOW! What an enormous collage! Amazing! 8-) I can't wait for Fall/Winter, the collections are way better than the Spring/Summer have been... Great blog!

Savvy Gal said...

yay, i can wear biker jacket with flair again. : )

Hanako66 said...

I love this fall inspiring!

Kristin said...

YEY, you're back! I'm loving the forties inspiration!

Nubiasnonsense said...

WOW so much great pics I'm in Awe. What a amazing post!!

The Fashion Inquisitor said...

I absolutely love the looks =]
and the diversity of color

Juliet said...

Oh my! This was THE best post of the fall I have seen this year.

juliet xxx

Brigadeiro said...

What a mammoth and absolutely BEAUTIFUL post!!! So nice to have you back, and with such an amazing post too! :)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Yes, smart investments ~ the MaxMara camel coat and the YSL pin stripe suit!

Love the feast here.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Fantastic photos!

modediktat said...

Hi there again!! :)
Thanks for your lovely comment, dear! And thanks for adding me to your blog roll, I will add you now, too! Wishing you a fabulous day, sweetie!
xoxo, Sofie

Anonymous said...

what a fabulous post!! I'm all about the forties for my personal style--I love the refinement and exquisite detailing...but now that I'm looking over things, the eighties and corseted styles are looking pretty fun too!

proudly says, said...

fabulous collections, my dear!
now, i could hardly choose the best.

nora said...

these are all so lovely! i like the way you titled them too :)

chicmuse said...

gorgeous picks. love the post.




Great post, big shoulders foreveeerr!!

zupu said...

What a gorgeous post darling! I love the boudoir style and the draping! Such strong looks and amazing collection of pics!

The Seeker said...

What a great and gorgeous post, dear!!!!
Oh I'm so excited with some looks, like the lady like, but also on oposite the biker.
And I just love the 80's....


Anonymous said...

thanks for the sipport..ooh soo many beautiful looks..

Zapatista said...

what a fabulous post! thanks for keeping us all up!

thesydneygirl said...

fantastic post!!! x

sexyinthecity said...

You're back!!
Great post, like always!!
Love the bikers, I want one this winter!!


Lily said...

Bloody hell, someone was feeling inspired today! It took me 20 mins to scroll through everything. They are some of my favourite looks. I want just about everything. Love the 40s stuff. Have you ever noticed how 40s the 80s were?

photos de Mode said...

interesting post darl :))



Adela said...

i LOVE that backless, blue vintage-inpsired dress! to die for! =)


Anna darling, this is a fabulous post! Adore the 40s decade...all glamorous & the cut is so superb! Have a lovely weekend~


Iva said...

ANA!!! OMG!! This is so beautiful, so stunning. Your posts are always so amazing. I love each post of yours so much. These are great, I really love the great pinks I am seeing! YES! :)

ljubim te! Nadam se da je sve ok.

Dane said...

Incredible photos.. Im so inspired!

alissa said...

boudior and 40s are definitely my favorites! gorgous peices

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