Tuesday, September 05, 2006

when hh hits the runway

You could make clothing in the style of HH.
Mostly the focus was on making children's clothing but there were patterns for adult women.

Although, unless you are a member of a fundamentalist mormon sect
I'm not sure why you'd want to dress this way.


Aside from costumes, there was a Holly Hobbie element in seventies fashion.

Remember Gunne Sax dresses?
(I always wanted one of those.)

Jessica McClintock is still making Gunne Sax. As well as prom dresses with bubble skirts.

You can get vintage Gunne Sax online at curbside couture. Or you can spend hundreds more and buy the new looks from the runway. That way you can wear stuff that looks like it came from Goodwill with the added prestige of having spent a lot of money on it.

The current Gunne Sax line is stuck in the fashion of the eighties. Her models even have that '80s Big Hair. And I wasn't joking about bubble skirts. (Who decided this was a good idea to bring back? Was it the same person who brought back gauchos? They should be arrested for crimes against women.)

Here is the description of the Gunne Sax line from the JM web site:

"The promise of young womanhood, blossoming from the innocence of childhood. Not quite a woman... no longer a child. The perfect dress to wear for all the special occasions that imprint the memories of a young woman...."

I just don't know what to say about that. I'm just very alarmed.


Anyhoo . . .

You could see a return to this style in the Spring '06 fashion shows, especially Anna Sui.

New York Spring 2006: Anna Sui (4 images), Vera Wang, Angela Keslar

new york magazine spring '06 runway shows
bravo tv project runway

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