Thursday, June 23, 2016

Elizabeth Kennedy resort 2017



Years ago, we might have referred to this collection as “rich lady clothes.”  The fact is that these are clothes for ladies who understand and appreciate the art and craft and fashion. The dresses are crafted of the finest fabrics with hand embellishments and all made in New York City. This type of fashion does not come cheaply nor is it a simple case of trend or of the moment. These are as they say “investment clothes.”

 
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There is no mistaking the influences of Balenciaga or YSL, but then again, given the current state of fashion, that’s an asset as it is actually recognizably the truth with no blah blah blah. To my eye, these are what real live women who probably own Haute Couture will buy and wear without leaving the country for the purchase. In other words, this is neither a mass taste nor a mass appeal. These are the clothes for the truly educated, cognoscenti of fashion who “get it” … no dabblers, no fawners, no bargain hunters.

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PS ... I might have wished for some expansion on the silhouette of the floral print cocktail dress