Once again, left in the dust when it comes to haute couture, I set out to see what kind of fashion Europe has cooked up for us this spring-summer and discovered they are not as heavily into the off-the-shoulder look as the home front would have us believe.
The Entertainment Section of the Sacramento Bee, January 22, 2017, ran an impressive number of pictures that would set your heart aflutter; that is, before you noticed the price. But no problem–you’d definitely be in the “in” crowd with Thom Browne’s 2017-18 fashion collection that debuted in Paris the same month. It would appear they bought a huge bolt of this material though, as they presented two notable styles with the same fabric.
The Netherlands’ Iris van Harpen released her little number, definitely off-the-shoulder and almost off the model for more formal wear. I don’t think Macy’s carries it though and don’t ask me where you can find it.
Then there is what looks like heavy denim (for spring?? really? how gauche!) matching outfit of top and bottom at only $985 for the top. You must ask for the price of the jeans. (I hope they fed the poor model after her photo shoot! It wasn’t nice of them to make her wait until all the pictures were developed!)
Red Valentino, Abbigliamento Primavera Estate 2017 Collection, took the off-the-shoulder idea WAY too overboard, and thank heaven the 13 year old still needed to “grow” a little, or this could have been a little embarrassing everywhere except the nude beach, although I must confess to seeing a similarly fashioned crocheted number in one of my crafting magazines back in the 70’s.
Well, good, if we are bringing back some of the old 70’s styles, I could get some of my older fashion bloopers out, although I’m not sure I could still fit in them! ©2017 Virginia Williams