Wednesday, October 21, 2009


"Fashion is made to become unfashionable." Coco Chanel

Change and evolution in fashion was brilliantly summarized by British critic James Laver, who in 1937 at the height of the Surrealist movement, wrote that the same article of clothing will be "indecent 10 years before its time, shameless five years before its time, outre 1 year before its time, smart, dowdy 1 year after its time, hideous 20 years after its time, romantic 100 years after its time, beautiful 150 years after its time."

1 comment:

Knick Fashionianado said...

So if we want romantic, we emulate the 1908-ish?so modigliani and mondrain perhaps?

and if we wnat beautiful let's try 1850...some Millais or some Millet(the Sowers)

That is if we're discussing art as fashion. Or maybe what is fashinable in art. Definitely don't make anything that looks like it's from the 80's!