Sunday, January 22, 2017

BEAUTY: Clothing--Wooyoungmi

Another very interesting Hundredth Monkey moment: McQueen was not the only house motivated by Oscar Wilde!

The mother and daughter team of Madame Woo and Katie Chung who make up the brand Wooyoungmi cited a powerful set of images of Oscar Wilde as inspiration for their Fall-Winter '17-'18 collection shown at Paris Fashion Week. A recent exhibit at the Petit Palais focusing on Wilde and his life featured photographs of the celebrated and infamous writer by Napoléon Sarony, taken in 1882. These images were the springboard for poet blouses and cuts from the 19th which infused the rumpled streetwear look of today, bringing to mind the idea of the flaneur, the French word for one who idly strolls along, watching life at a calm, luxurious pace.

And here are some of the original Napoléon Sarony images of Wilde.

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