Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas 2021

Two years into the has been challenging to say the least. But me and the girls were finally able to take a little time off and return to our favorite city. No matter what is happening in your neck of the woods, visiting the magical window displays of Paris is always a welcome treat and a nice break from our tumultuous lives.  

In the center of the city, behind the Paris Opera house lies the magic. On Boulevard Haussmann, each year the department stores outdo each other creating whimsical window displays.

Even across town in the luxury district, the city is aglow.....

Wishing all of our readers and visitors
Happy Holidays

April and the Gang!!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Thierry Mugler Couturissime

Me and the girls are back from Paris where we took a little time to rest and recharge our creative batteries. The highlight of our trip....Thierry Mugler Couturissime, now on through April 24,2022 at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs. 

If you were in fashion in the 1980's, Paris was the place to be. Many of the legendary greats including Yves Saint Lauren, Emanuel Ungaro, Courreges, Pierre Cardin, Hubert de Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld and even Mme. Gres, were still alive and captivating audiences with their catwalk shows. But hot on their their heels was a movement of young designers otherwise known as the "Createurs de Mode" ushered in an exciting new era dominated by the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier, Claude Montana, Kenzo and....Thierry Mugler.
Combine science fiction with the movie idols of the 1930's and you've got the look of the "darling of Paris fashion" as Mugler was affectionately called back in the 1980's. Shoulders of mammoth proportions, the waists drawn in to the point of breathlessness and when the hair, makeup, sets and special effects are added, the end result had all the drama and splendor of a Hollywood motion picture. "I like strong women," Mugler was quoted as saying. "Strength is a very important feeling for me, but I suppose my inspiration, or some of it, comes from the woman in the street, the theater or from traveling." His women were "femmes fatales" who like to make a grand entrance. 

While strolling through the exhibition, I was delighted to see the inspiration for Integrity Toys' armor for the "Mothership" doll! 

Mixed in with 140 garments are snippets of videos from his 1980's and 90's catwalk shows. This exhibition took me back to a time when fashion presentations were on par with pop concerts. It was a time when models were drop dead gorgeous and really knew how to show off clothes right down to the fingertips of their bejeweled gloves. It was a time when the time "createur" was synonymous with out-of-this-world genius creativity in the purest sense.

And now, ladies and gentlemen.....on with the show!!!

And how can we talk about Thierry Mugler without rocking to the beat of a George Michael video!!!

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