Discover New Designers: Roland Mouret
February 25, 2006
In a former life, I wanted to be a fashion designer. Alas, that was not to be. So I settled for the next best thing: being a fashionista instead. Thus, rather than walk a mile in Roland Mouret‘s shoes, I’d prefer to walk over to a romantic dinner table in his hit dress. The “Galaxy” is a sophisticated 1940s throwback, sure to give women of every shape an hourglass figure. It was a huge success in 2005, seen on Cameron Diaz and Victoria Beckham. According to a company spokesperson quoted in The (London) Times online, â€œ…whether you are a size 6 or 14 you will look fantastic in it. We have had women calling us in tears begging for the dress, but we have totally sold out.â€ Not to fret, a similar style, the Titanium, is now available. The fashion house Mouret is but a few years old, yet its namesake has already left the building, citing differences with his backers. No definite word yet on who, if anyone, will be his successor. Find Roland Mouret (for now) at net-a-porter.com and at brownsfashion.com.
The Galaxy dress is far out – and sold-out. Its near look-a-like cousin, the Titanium, is available at brownsfashion.com