Thursday, November 12, 2009

The New Luxe: An Era of Seduction

As I search to understand what 2010 is going to look like I realize that I just can't get enough of the lingerie and kitten heals that were all over the Spring 2010 runways.  It makes sense of course.  If conspicuous consumption is so 2007 and diamond studded iPods are now on auction going to the highest bidder, then 2010 must be about what's discrete, yet lavish, and caters to the privileged few.  What better way to do this than to adorn yourself with incredible underpinnings that will most likely be for a private show only.  Think burlesque and you've got the luxe 2o10 formula...... what's best is that it is both priceless and classic.  The last time we saw this genre get so much attention was in the late 40's/early 50's.

For guidance on how to interpret this trend you could wear your breaches out in public like Lady Gaga, but for the discerning fashionista I believe Dita Von Teese is a more suitable style icon.  Or, we can wait for Kristen Bell to show us how it's done in her upcoming movie Burlesque (2010).

Jean Paul Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana are at the top of their game in this arena.