French Friday: Rock Royalty
October 19, 2006
Sofia Coppolaâ€™s new film Marie Antoinette is a tribute to the style queen best known for saying â€œLet them eat cake.â€ (So what if they now contribute the famous quote to some other royal dead person.) Coppola sets the scene to an 80â€™s soundtrack which is quite apropos given the current 80â€™s revival in fashion and music. Also, the conspicuous consumption of the 80â€™s runs parallel to the oppressive opulence of the French Revolution period.
Designers are reinterpreting this trend in tulle, organza, taffeta and lavish lace. Manolo Blahnik created a line of shoes inspired by the era and costumed the feet of the actors in the film. Find on sale Manolo Blahnik’s at Amazon.
Check out these hot French oppulence-inspired ensembles to indulge your inner princess. Nanette Lepore’s ‘High Society’ Ruffle Tophas a ruffle-trimmed keyhole and a sheer silk overlay. This Robert Rodriguez Eduardian Ruffle Top is a creation of sheer silk and diaphanous ruffles.
This dotted mesh tunic features sheer black fabric over a cream camisole. Its frothy fabric and detachable sash would look perfect for any pop princess. Anthropologie’s cap-sleeved sweetie pie corset features rows of lace and ruffles topped off with a feminine bow. Wear these hot ensembles while you hold court with your royal entourage and all eyes will be on you.