Thursday, May 17, 2012

See Thru Me

There's something special about see-through pieces. They can be dressed up or down, loose or fitted, & depending on the material, worn in summer or winter. Below is the showcase of various uses & styles of see-thru design.

above Top: Alexander McQueen - spring 2007 & above: spring 2009

McQueen's final show was the following spring, showcasing his fall 2010 works post-humously after his February 2010 suicide at age 40

above three: Gothified see-thru at Mugler - fall 2011

above & below: Nicole Farhi - fall 2011

Nicole Farhi b. 1946 is a French fashion designer and sculptor. She started her career as a freelance in Paris before moving to London in the 1970s to work with Stephen Marks on his French Connection label. In 1982, she and Marks created the Nicole Farhi label within the French Connection group. For more see

above: lace + see-thru at Francesco Scognamiglio - spring 2012, for designer info see below

below two: Theyskens Theory - fall 2012

Olivier Theyskens is a Dutch fashion designer who has worked with several major houses, including Rochas, Nina Ricci, and Theory.

When he was young, Theyskens desperately wanted to be a girl and was tormented by the fact that girls "got to be princesses and wear skirts." In 1995, aged 18, Theyskens began to study fashion design but dropped out in 1997 to start his own label. Eventually without sufficient financial support, he was forced to close. Despite this, sales of his line were surprisingly strong. Theyskens was brought to public attention when one of his dresses was worn by Madonna to the 1998 Academy Awards. In 2002 at age 25, Rochas appointed Theyskens as its creative director.

above: Elie Saab couture - spring 2011

Elie Saab is a self-trained Lebanese fashion designer. In 1982 at age 18, he launched his Beirut-based fashion label.

above: casual glamour at Dior (now designed by the Bill Gaytten team after Galliano's firing last spring due to anti-semitic remarks) - spring 2012

below: Sonia Rykiel - spring 2011

below three: Marc Jacobs - spring 2012

clear plastic gown

above & below: Valentino couture - fall 2011

above two: Francesco Scognamiglio - spring 2011

Scognamiglio is an Italian designer. At age 23 in 1998 he began his own label after working for Versace.

below: McQueen - spring 2007

above: Elie Saab couture - spring 2011

Below: a white tulle wedding catsuit w/ what looks like a giant cape from Gaultier - spring 2008