Almost 100 years ago, Madmoiselle Coco epitomized the flapper style and the ideal free spirit. She contributed to the fashion in numerous ways- introducing the black dress, worn with pearls a la faux, the slender silhouette, etc. , operating a kind of revolutionary body release. That was the core of her work. On the other side – her visual fashion formula perpetuates in our days, and sells a lot. What about the misbehaviors? A fashion formula can be revisited or updated in many spectacular ways. The same black, the same body democracy, the same string of pearls – fashion is always about the cultural heritage, but also about breaking the rules and giving it a twist!
*Portrait of a Lady (1907) vs. Rick Genest in Vogue Hommes Japan (2011)