Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What is the mark of a great designer? Is it his or her ability to constantly set trends or come up with something new, no matter if it is really wearable? Well, to me the mark of great design is timelessness. When a garment transcends time and can be worn in any year....whether its from the 30's 50's or 70's.......in this respect you would have to say that Halston was indeed a truly great designer. Here for example are some pictures of his black and red cashmere cape, note the fluid lines....and what made his different from anything Bill, Calvin or Oscar would have done is the cut. Notice the picture of the cape laid out flat and you'll see that the opening is cut like a keyhole and not just simply slit up the center, this simple fact gives the cape a dramatic flow and fluidity. These are just some of the things that set his clothes high above his peers. Think how great this cape would look day or night and how dashing a woman would look and feel while striding down a city street! Timelessness.......that is real design!!