Friday, April 30, 2010
Chain-Mail Love Letter
Taking a look back at the Spring 2010 collections, there was one "crystal clear" winner as to which look captured my imagination more than any other.
It's gotta be the crystal chain-mail delivered to us from Prada, which was eye-catching, light-capturing, and (above all) sparkle-fantastic:
It could be opalescent colors of the netted crystals beckoning me to dance inside their elegant rainbows.
It could be the versatility of a look that could literally be draped over almost anything for an (always necessary) boost of sparkly glamour.
But it's probably the fact that as a young boy, I would stare up at the chandelier hanging from my dining room ceiling and dream of ripping down each tear-drop crystal in order to create a garment for myself just like these.
Well, thankfully, Miuccia Prada did just that.
(And I'd like to think of it as a personal favor.)
[photos: coutorture.com, style.com, elle.com]