Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dare to wear Stella's flesh-flashing fashion

Paul McCartney applauds with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell, right, and actress Liv Tyler. THIBAULT CAMUS
Paul McCartney applauds with his girlfriend Nancy Shevell, right, and actress Liv Tyler. THIBAULT CAMUS
A model struts down the runway during Stella McCartney’s spring-summer 2011 ready to wear fashion collection presented in Paris yesterday. THIBAULT CAMUS

Jenny Barchfield in Paris

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.

Irish Independent

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