Thursday 8 December 2016

Dare to wear Stella's flesh-flashing fashion

Jenny Barchfield in Paris

Published 05/10/2010 | 05:00

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

STYLES of the late 70s were the inspiration behind Stella McCartney's relaxed spring-summer 2011 ready-to-wear collection in Paris.

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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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