louis vuitton a/w 2010
thoughts: alright, there has been a lot of buzz about this collection and i can understand why. it’s quite commercial (in a good way) and has some appeal for almost every man who cares about the clothes on his back. there were a few pieces here i wanted particularly the sweater and bag from #1. the colors were still a little on the dark side for me but there were at least a solid amount of navys greys and blues. the boots in #2 and #3 are incredible and from what business of fashion tweeted, they’re awfully soft. oh by the way, #2, tuck in your fucking shirt you’re wearing a tie…you look like an 8th grader who got out of school after picture day.
as i said in a recent post, one of my favorite things about stories is the transformation of a character. sometimes it’s obvious sometimes it’s subtle. well, to examine an obvious case just take a look at the count of monte cristo-a classic tale of revenge. the hero begins the novel as a happy go lucky sailor with a modest living. when jealousy strikes his best friend, his life is turned upside down and he spends fifteen years in chateau d’if prison. whilst enjoying his lovely stay there he works with a fellow prisoner to piece together just how and why his life took such a nasty turn and to dig an escape tunnel. unfortunately for his friend, the tunnel claims his life but just before dying he shares the secret of the treasure of monte cristo with edmond. escaping in the body bag of his friend, edmond is free to seek the treasure and exact revenge on all those who betrayed him. so you see, edmond is transformed from happy fisherman to miserable prisoner to maniacal count. i won’t spill the beans of his revenge but rest assured all ends well for edmond and horribly for his adversaries.
1: edmond the fisherman: sweater by missoni, shirt by louis vuitton, pants by hermes, weather boots by dsquared
2: edmond, the count of monte cristo: coat and bag by burberry prorsum, shirt, tie and vest by gaultier, pants by robert geller, shoes by rag and bone
3: exacting revenge: coat by dries van noten, shirt, tie and sweater by thom browne, pants and bag by louis vuitton, shoes by burberry prorsum
this afternoon, i joined my family in the upper east side for brunch. it was delicious. afterwards my brother and i decided that we’d take a gander through our favorite upper east side spots. we popped over to the polo mansion, the hermes flagship and then ran through barneys. tired of the crowds and the rather bizarre christian music being belted out on madison ave. we departed for downtown. however, i decided to walk over to bergdorf on my own for a quick run through. on my way i spotted bill cunningham from the new york times clad in his blue jacket. as usual he was snapping from the sidelines and laying low. he seemed to be shooting winterwear, being that this was one of the first winter days here. i love his work and always have, so this is my ode to his trademark blue jacket. i’m not sure who the next bill cunningham will be, but if they’re not wearing blue, they’re not going to make the cut.
1: rag and bone
3: louis vuitton