There is nothing more gut wrenching to me (and I literally mean nothing) than seeing a beautiful garment walk down a runway that I love and be unable to attain it only to see it flaunted later on by a Katy Perry or someone even less significant. Where the talent and inspiration of the designer are utterly wasted and its destined for a shiny white closet or archive never to be seen again.
Part of my love for fashion comes from my love of history. Anything that makes me think of another time, especially a more regal and beautiful time, makes me lust. I would rather have a pair of jeweled gloves than sex any day…
Like these gloves, seen in a recent Dolce & Gabbana menswear show; as soon as I saw these, I thought about a pair of gloves seen once in a museum, purportedly Charlemagne’s.
I’ve yet to see anyone wear these gloves, it can be most likely safely assumed that nobody will. Maybe we could pray that Kanye West or Pharell might give ‘em a go one day but really… that is what Stefano Gabbana wanted when he designed such a beautiful pair of gloves? You see these gloves, I can envision on the lucky person who could one day officiate mywedding…yes-that is my way of thinking.
What about these two masterpieces by the late Alexander McQueen? These are two of the most beautiful gowns I’ve ever seen, they are right up my alley. Well guess what, to my knowledge, neither have ever been wore except the day they were shown in a salon in Paris to a select few people. A real shame. Were I fortunate enough to wear these, I would bring them to life and give them a purpose. Wearing fashion once and then hoarding it away is a shame, if you are going to spend thousands on it…wear it out. Yes, people will know they’ve seen it before but they sure as hell are gonna know that about the jeans and sunglasses you wear too. If its special, it should be worn more! Since I knew I’d never have a chance to wear the amazing white and gold embroidered gown, I commissioned a portrait wearing it. I altered the sleeves a bit but…if I bought it, i would have anyway to make it more…me.
Again, a stunning piece that will likely not be seen more than five times in all of history… that is crazy. This piece, was almost certainly also inspired by a historical garment either belonging to Holy Roman Empress Matilda or someone of her time. A truly stunning piece.
It was clearly the piece that inspired McQueen and yet nobody seems to know, discuss it or even care. Nor do they wear it… If I owned this little cape, I would wear it throughout fall…year after year. So what if it got a few holes in it…at least its worn, appreciated and understood.
I really believe those who don’t understand or care to understand history should not be able to wear and hoard such masterpieces. A moment of respect for those who inspired these lost treasures.
Even though I most likely will never be afford to wear these items, I do appreciate them and should I ever be fortunate enough for these garments to grace my body, I would ensure they got the wear they deserve. Hell, I’d probably end up like the fella’ above, going to my grave with being represented as the queen that I am…eternally.