Dare to wear Stella's flesh-flashing fashion
STYLES of the late 70s were the inspiration behind Stella McCartney's relaxed spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection in Paris.
The show, featuring high-waisted trousers, masculine blazers and pleated skirts with bold leg-baring slits, was unveiled last night.
Wide but soft-shouldered blazers in sweet pastel-coloured linen and chambray were paired with pants and skirts with waists that hit above the models' belly buttons.
It was a pretty look but one that was so unapologetically retro it might be hard-pressed to appeal to anyone outside the elite cadre of fashion initiates.
It was hard to imagine any normal working woman donning the printed silk pantsuits and ankle-length dresses with slits up the front of both legs that reached all the way up to the crotch.
Still, the show -- held in Paris's gilded Garnier Opera house -- bubbled with positive, happy vibes.
Paul McCartney took in his daughter's collection from his front-row perch.