Oct 06, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Greetings Lower East Siders…a stylesighting on Mercer Street today – this great Isabel Marant shirtdress. I’ve been to Marant’s show the last couple of seasons in Paris and they have both been knockouts – perhaps my favorite shows of their respective seasons. Having worked on some shows, I tend to critique and enjoy fashion shows as a production – rather than just concentrating on the clothes. The music, the casting/models, the hair and makeup, the pacing, the lighting, and yes, the clothes – all of this comes together in a great show. Marant especially gets the music, the casting, and the clothes right – this all strikes the right balance between edgy and accessible. Very French but not annoyingly so – her most recent collection even referenced the American West with a louche take on faded denim, slouchy suede boots, and belted shirtdresses with touches of plaid. Sexy but understated, casual and breezy but never sloppy, her clothes seem to be made with the indie model crowd in mind. In fact, more so than at any show I’ve ever attended, the models seemed to be dressed the same way they dress in their off-hours. Think of Lara Stone and Kate Mess (I love that new nickname) and all of their spawn with gorgeous faces and maybe with a slightly gapped-toothed smile looking stunning in an old army parka and their musician boyfriend’s shirt and you will be solidly in Marant territory. Isabel Marant is in the closet of every cool Parisian girl I know. Perhaps she should be in yours? xx eddie
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