Thursday, 22 March 2012

The Beautiful Fall

'FASHION, GENIUS AND GLORIOUS EXCESS IN 1970s PARIS'

Began reading 'The Beautiful Fall' yesterday, a book that entails the fascinating story of Lagerfelds and Saint Laurents friendship/rivalry. Already, the story is magical; set in the era of new found glamour and the rising of fashion, it is this unknown excitement that made the industry so enchanting at the time. Nowadays, we have become so accustomed to a world obsessed with fashion, that perhaps it's more difficult to make an impact; celebrities are up to date with the trends, the highstreet means affordable clothes are never far away and you're spoilt for choice by fashion magazines and, of course blogs. It's like a relationship, at the start, it's all crazy and passion but soon, familiarity may breed contempt - fashion is being thrown at us from every direction. Of course this is really what we want, we want to be in the relationship but it's just lost it's...new appeal. But, when the relationship lasts and we get past the immature fun, what really lies beneath is commitment and our eternal love for fashion.





Top: Yves Saint Laurent and Karl Lagerfeld. Left: Karl Lagerfeld's first collection for Chanel and Right: Yves Saint Laurent's first collection for Dior.

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