Designers are certainly tipping the SCALES these days!
Whether with pailettes, feathers, scallops or sequins, things are looking a tad fishy!
CC recalls a similar “mermaid” vibe a few seasons ago at Jean Paul Gaultier Couture (Spring 2008 scaled gown pictured below right).
Photo credits: At top left of post, everybody's favorite mermaid (sorry, Ariel!): Daryl Hannah in Splash; photo via starpulse.com. Runway coverage is from Spring 2009 via style.com except where noted.
Giles red scaled dress for Fall 2008
Fendi scaled shift (left) and skirt (right), Fall '08
Rock & Republic
Eley Kishimoto – the lizard look (how fab are those tights?)
House of Holland
Sabyasachi (3 looks)
Fashion Fringe scalloped dresses
What to buy?
Perhaps a scaly accessory!
Mermaid scarf at lulus.com
At left: Gianfranco Ferre brown leather top handle bag with rectangular "scale" details, via style.it.
Right: Miu Miu lavender Nappa patch tote, at Neiman Marcus
Lauren Merkin Char pleated suede clutch, at shopbop.com
Kenzo boots, pictured via Japanese Vogue
L.A.M.B. Camden scallop open toe bootie;
this and next at shopbop.com.
Loeffler Randall Clover Scales Pump
Tsumori Chisato scalloped mouse flats, at lagarconne.com
French Connection Alix Abacus sequined dress at usa.frenchconnection.com
Fiesta Cocktail dress, at lulus.com
At right: pleated top, at victoriassecret.com
CC saves her faves for last:
At left, Boss Black peacock feather skirt, featured on elle.com
Or, if you prefer a bit less coverage, (hello, micro mini!) at right: Elizabeth and James Plume skirt. Visit shopbop.com.
Get in touch with your inner mermaid, darlings! And tune in tomorrow for more animal instinct inspiration: feathered footwear!