Friday, 12 September 2008
What I love about this outfit, is that rather than dress to flatter, she has dressed to please herself.
As the debate rages on about the merits, or rather lack of them of Peg Leg trousers and Cocoon coats, photographs like this can remind us that fashion should be about having fun.
Less 'does my bum look big in this' And more about enjoying the shape and texture of clothes. as well as protecting us from the cruel vagaries that the weather throws at us, clothes can surely sometimes be allowed to entertain us.
If I were to analyse this photograph with my students I would criticise many aspects of it, from the poor lighting to the muddled and overly centered composition.
BUT as I said to them today, the rules are there to be broken, and this is an example of how. Because despite everything, it is the most beautiful photograph the Sartorialist has taken in a long while.
Photos from here
Posted by indigo16 at 07:05