My very fave thrift store find was a super-duper-heavy hungarian wool cape, black of course, collar and all, from some NY thrift store. It was like a real piece of clothing. I love it and revert to it every winter (it's incredibly warm because keeps in *all* your body heat). I should get it lined. Maybe fleece or such instead of silk/satin.
My only knowledge of vampires is based on Dracula so here goes. Very old expensive yet heavily worn fabrics because Dracula never buys anything new and does all the housework himself. Heavy wools are very Dracula methinks. Gothic horror is also very Dracula so velvet and leather are definetly options. Perhaps a leather jacket for the modern vamp? For the girly nosferatu I think that chiffron neligeges are compulsory. Very Comme des Garcons 'blood stained bride' style...
-Jamais fille chaste n'a lu de romans
Found myself wondering this. If you take the classic tales of stylish and centuries-old individuals, and dispense w/the ghoulish aspects, what would vampires be wearing today?
I was thinkin' -
1. Presume monied since have had time for compounding interest
2. Would they be in style or out of style, like older folks who get stuck in a certain decade?
3. Might want nice fabrics and be not so into some trends, on the premise of been-there-done-that.
4. Stuff probably shouldn't wrinkle.
(This is how bored I am this weekend.)
They'd be loaded (ever seen Once Bitten?). I think they'd have a classic style, Chanel for daywear with a red 2.55 and closets full of vintage and new Balenciaga, Dior, Chanel, Gucci, Versace, Poiret, Vionnet, YSL and Lanvin. Ultra luxurious fabrics, the only jeans acceptable are those Dior Homme with silver threads. Why shouldn't stuff wrinkle? Where are they going?
I can imagine a vampire woman would dress like this woman I saw the other day. A white lace top (shaped like a crew neck tee), white creased pants, bordeaux Chanel loafers, with a white snakeskin Fendi satchel. Her hair and makeup were perfect and perched atop her head were white Chanel sunglasses.
I imagine a mix of something very baroque, think plush black velvet, tone-on-tone brocade, dark plum silks.....mixed with the dark rock and roll romance of the Vampire Lestat in Queen of the Damned. It's really a mix of elegance and sensuality, something very refined with something more primal and erotic, but above all it must not be period inspired.
Gucci f/w 02, I always imagined that this is how Lestat would look, were he a woman.
Alexander McQueen f/w 02
YSL f/w 02
Gianfrance Ferre f/w 03
Dior HC s/s 97
Prada f/w 05
You need to move fashion forward when there's a reason to move fashion forward - Tom Ford