September 16, 2009

new york fashion week ss10: dennis basso

Anybody that knows me, knows that I am particularly fascinated by France, and the period around the French Revolution. Not as much for the political significance, but for the fashion of the time. ;)

I always tell people I would wear those big and beautiful gowns in a heartbeat! I would even be willing to sign a paper that would take away my right to wear pants.

So imagine how I felt when I saw this dress from Dennis Basso.

To me, this is a step in the right direction!

Made even more real by this other dress...

If he sticks with these designs, maybe the others will follow in his steps, and in a couple of years we could have a season or two of big gowns! How awesome would that be?

In the meantime, let's start slow, and so next time you're looking for a dress, even a short one, don't go for the usual tight, form fitting, little black dress. Try something different, maybe something with a big and flowy bottom, like these ones below.

Images courtesy of Coutorture

1 comment:

Daisy said...

They're adorable! But what happens when the wearer gets up out of a chair, or attempts to sit down? Would the big poof skirts fly up and cover our faces? I guess it comes in handy if we want to hide our faces in them. A throwback to the 1950s.