New York, London and Milan fashion weeks mark the return of partywear
Exactly a year ago I was in Paris in the last days of fashion month, with the spectre of the pandemic creeping ever closer. This year I am in front of a computer screen watching the filmed runway shows of the virtual fashion weeks and missing the glamour, so much so that I have put on long sparkly earrings and glittery Miu Miu shoes just to put me in the zone.
It must have felt worse for the Golden Globe nominees stuck at home, wearing couture in their kitchens, for the awards ceremony. Comfy couches replaced the red carpet while they waited on Zoom to hear if they had won a gong or not. Everyone is feeling starved of high-octane glamour and none more so than the fashion houses who rely on the oxygen of publicity surrounding the red-carpet season. Nevertheless, as was proved at last weekend’s awards ceremony, the stars stepped up to the plate and did the fashion houses proud, twirling for selfies on their smartphone cameras wearing Dior, Prada and Oscar de la Renta.
There was an unforgettable dark green lurex gown and cape worn by Anya Taylor-Joy that took the Dior ateliers 300 hours to make; Prada’s 1920s chemise worn by Julia Garner; and Gal Gadot in a Givenchy babydoll.
There was no shortage of appetite to dress up among the stars, and designers are hopeful that as the lockdowns and restrictions start to lift internationally, we too will happily swap trackpants for sassy miniskirts, and go out and party like it is the roaring ’20s all over again. A year of comfort dressing has started to pall and fashion houses are full of ideas for the freedom to come, with autumn/winter collections mostly designed during strict lockdowns in Europe and America…..read more
Source: The National