I have a Nina Ricci coat from Olivier's first collection for the house (Fall 2007) I found it on ebay labeled "vintage" and when I recieved it I realized the tags matched the ones in stores I basically payed 10 dollars for a $2000+ coat
I'll post pics later~
"For something to be beautiful it doesn't have to be pretty." - Rei Kawakubo
Lucy92 the questions are so interesting! I am waiting to read replies
I only have one jacket that might have set a trend because it appeared on a beautiful photo on Garance's blog and if I am not mistaken someone also did a DIY version of the jacket.
I believe it was mostly an "online" trend so very few people on the street can associate the jacket to the year and designer. Even if everyone was perfectly aware of the collection the jacket is from, I would still wear it as much as I do now because it is warm, informal, extremely comfortable and it stands out from all other black coats/jackets I see people wear.
Generally speaking, I would wear the iconic pieces I like (If I owned them! I have a never ending wishlist ) regardless how dated they look because to me they are extra-temporal (if the word even exists).
Hope I gave a decent answer
i'm gonna say that my YSL vintage blk silk p*ssy bow blouse and blk velvet bolero vest are the most iconic pieces in my closet...
they are the epitome of what YSL stood for and all that peasant/ gypsy stuff...
and they still look really cool and modern when worn today...
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
i'll start with shoes. aggressive footwear and large platforms... big resurgence...
ann demeulemeester triple lace talon heels, they make me stand taller and never fail to scratch my inner goth. i will date them before they ever date me...;-)
celine clog wedges, pheobe philo's huge re-entry into the modern stratosphere.
garments that recalled and refined history:
celine sleeveless beige trench coat. trench's are nothing new but her touch made this something special. its so subtle, but the birds flew out of the box, once opened.
junya watanabe 2006 green reconstructed military jacket...peplum, zippers, asymmetric seaming and raw edges. no one does it better.
in memory of something i once owned and worth mentioning... norma kamali late 1970's big shoulder padded sweatshirt's in rich red and blue jewel tones. over 30 years and no doubt, would stand the test of time. would i feel dated wearing it, perhaps, but my dance card was always full when i wore it because those shoulder pads gave me confidence! i actually believe, had they survived the years, they would still be very relevant.
One thing that sticks out from my closet the most, are some pieces I have from McQueens S/S 10' collection, his last proper collection before he died, they still have the tags on because I'm frightened to wear them, there's about 7 or 8 pieces and I'm just petrified that when I wear them I'll spill something on them or i'll pull them or whatever else, one day I'll wear them, I swear! .
Oh oh see you said some key words, alright, you said I have spice and fire, so stay away before I burn yo ass up.