Saturday, October 25, 2008

Head Games

With Halloween less than a week away, CC can’t help but post some of the costume-y runway looks of late. Today’s focus is the fantastical headdress. Even if you wouldn’t wear these feathered fripperies to the club, perhaps they can inform your Marie Antoinette costume?
At right, Daphne Guinness, courtesy Paul Pincus.
At left: a plumed headdress at Chanel.
Comme des Garçons' cottony pouf. Runway pics courtesy style.com except where noted.
John Galliano (at right and next three, below)


Gloria Swanson, photographed by Edward Steichen for Vanity Fair, 1924.
Junya Watanabe cornucopias, via nytimes.com.
CC loves Hussein Chalayan’s angular net headdresses!
Photo trio courtesy zimbio.com.







At Ralph Lauren’s Spring 2009 show, the turban was all the raj!








Tulips & Pansies: The Headdress Affair to benefit Village Care of New York in May 2008.
These three photos via fashionwiredaily.com.
CC leaves you on this somewhat dreary Saturday with a gorgeous, inspired collage by Fellow Fashionista Neon Stilettos.

33 comments:

La Belette Rouge said...

I simultaneously love and fear that Vogue cover. Oh, and I saw that Vanity Fair cover. They are using it to advertise a show that the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is having of the photographs of Vanity Fair.

Lisa said...

that 1924 Vogue photo is breathtaking...

so captivating it's crazytown.

happy saturday cc!

x.

WendyB said...

I've always loved that Gloria Swanson photo. It looks so modern.

Songy said...

Deliciously entertaining.

Dapper Kid said...

Woah these are amazing, some are incredibly pretty, others are kinda freaky, but I still like them all! The CDG cottony thing is lovely and I adore the flowers.

The Lil Bee said...

Just delicious, Carrie!

Savvy Mode SG said...

hmmm... i like unique head pieces in theory.

Cara Mia said...

loved the ones from the village care benefit! some of those headdresses were just insane! :)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I do love the Ralph Lauren take on this trend!

Jillian said...

ahhaha so much to see the 1924 vogue is goregeous!

Tina :) said...

LOVE this post - I had so much fun looking at all of these crazy looks!

Susanna-Cole said...

A lot of these are simply a work of art and beautiful but a little difficult to wear in everyday life, however I would try perhaps the navy blue (or is it black? hard to tell) turban from Ralph Lauren! :)

Thanks so much for your sweet comment, by the way! :)

xoxo,
S-C

The Seeker said...

Some crazely amazing looks.
I love all about hats and stuff like that.
Thanks for sharing.

xoxo

hollyshambles.x said...

aww, i WISH i was dressing up as marie antoinette for halloween! unfortunately i'm working :( ah well. these are all lovely!

Fashion Moment said...

Just - GORGEOUS!
:)

FM

Fifi Flowers said...

What a FUN post! I can decide which hat I would love to wear... they are all WONDERFUL! FUN FUN FUN!!!! ENJOY your weekend! Fifi

kokostiletto said...

i love the fancy headbands out now! i wish i could just wear them out!

My Fashion Frenzy said...

the vogue cover is fierce!

ivoreece said...

Not wearable in the street, but some of them are so pretty^^

enc said...

Fantastical and wonderful!

Pau said...

I love your blog.
Nice Pics
XX

Little Bow Prep said...

Ooooh! I like them all, especially the angular net ones!

Petra said...

So increadibly stunning! Love headwear, its so often neglected so its wonderful to see so many represented here!

Thank you for your lovely lovely comments, they are so much appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend! x

Key said...

if i could i wolud wear it in the real life!

goldieoldiecharms said...

i wish i had a place to wear those kind of head piecess (not like i could afford it.. but STILL, a girl can only dream .. hehe)

Wana. said...

lol! u always pickout the loveliest pix for the right post titles!! pweedie.

Mimi said...

Oh Halloween.It's everywhere but not in germany.That sucks cause I love it :(

These head accesoires are so pretty. I love them.The ones the ladies at the rio carneval wear are so damn good

rebeca's said...

WOOOOOW! FANTASTIC BLOG! I ADD U FOR MY FAVOURITE BLOGS!

Nisey♥Smooches said...

ya i of the pics i find :)

Paul Pincus said...

hi cc:

thank you so much for the mention!!! i love it when that happens : )

this editorial/report is magnificent! i never tire of john galliano and wendy b is so right about the steichen photograph...gorgeous!

cheers : )

poeta fit, non nascitur said...

i like the bottom collage. :D

madeleinemiranda said...

Hmmm.... such lovely hats! Nice inspirations... The Vogue photo is amazing.

Take care!

Mademoiselle M.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

i love love love love love love love love love love love love love love love....(ok i'l stop now ;o)
that Vogue cover with D.G. She is terrific and truely gets couture.
The headpieces are simply ART! wow id frame a few and put them on display in my flat!
xx
Marian