Dresses on the wire

The AP Wire, that is. There was that ran last week. I'm linking to the version from the Winston-Salem Journal as a shout-out to my hometown …

Some highlights:

"We're seeing a fitted bodice, fuller skirt – often knee-length to midcalf – with a raised or natural waist, a very defined waist."

Hear, hear!

But with all the choices available, Andrews suggests trying something other than the round-neck, sleeveless black sheath that's become the standard "little black dress."

Yes, please!

But, in

His fall-holiday Lagerfeld Gallery collection features … a brown sleeveless dress with a pleated hemline, beaded waistband and white high-neck collar.

I believe this is the dress in black:

Look how cunningly the armscye is cut into a point, making it impossible to wear an ordinary brassiere under the dress! Look how high the collar is, so that it will make a red mark on the underside of the chin, and create a double chin where none exists! Look how the pleats are placed to highlight the widest part of the thigh! The Lagerfeld! He MUST BE STOPPED.

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0 thoughts on “Dresses on the wire

  1. Dear lord. That dress would be hideous on just about anyone else. And, honestly, it doesn’t even look that flattering on that sticklike model – especially with the ankle boots. Damn!

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  2. Anyone who would buy this dress instead of the Suzi Perette you posted yesterday deserves exactly what they get. Namely, that Lagerfeld dress.–Lydia

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  3. That looks like someone took a scissor to the habit of my high-school teaching nuns. Say, Sister Thomas Aquinas’, while she was still wearing it. She put up a gallant fight, but, alas, she lost . . .In other news, Lagerfeld wears weirdly high collars himself. To hide the bites of the vampires? Who knows?~Madelene

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