With the collection Galliano did a couple of seasons ago and the upcoming Sophia Coppola's Maria Antoinette movie (and some weird small hidden references that I dunno why but see in collections such as latest Balenciaga) ... I strongly believe that french baroque may be a major trend soon (if not now?)... I just kinda feel it ... do you agree?
Is this time to start on practicing on how to perfect your pompadour a-la-Suzy Menkes?
My answer ... I'd LOVE that!
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I imagine Balenciaga's baroque prints will be copied pretty extensively by the high street stores this coming summer. I loved the pant suits shown on the Balenciaga catwalk but I am not so sure I want to wear what looks not disimilar to upholstery fabric head to toe!!!
doesn't it seem like this is part of the new gothic trend that we have been seeing...?
perhaps in a more exaggerated way...
there seems to be a lot of overlap...
because the new revivals are not straight copies of older styles or periods...
but a blend of several influences...
so in my mind this is already happening to a certain extent...
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I love baroque! I don't see how it is new gothic, though?
you certainly touched a trend theme there ultra,
there is already a minimal-baroque mix boiling in interior architecture
as i the forums of the maison&object trade fair in Paris..
imagine white minimal environments and crystal chandelieurs,
mixes of gold with white, in a 'touched' Versailes mood
dare say.. the new ysl ss06 has a very baroque feeling
It reminded me much of the decorative arts of the French Baroque style, as well as a lot of the Roccocco influence that followed.
From: (web gallery of art (first and last) ) and www.wadsworthatheneum.com
Also, the new YSL ads are right up this alley.
There's a fever for Parisian influence, the luxurious and almost-decadent kind.