If you look back at the people in history, it would be very clear- Fashion sense in people back then outshone their presence or rather— made it. Picture the extreme bouffant of the Victorian Era or the pale white skin made-up face of the Chinese; history never failed to amaze. When I looked back at some notified fashion makers of the past, I felt so small; considering what I see of fashion today. Well, I am not saying there’s nothing to look at now; because there is. But imagine the creativity and the knack to doing something so different and ahead of their time then!!!! Think past and a flood of images would come rushing into your head-Grace Kelly Audrey Hepburn, Cher, Frieda Kahlo in the West or say Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman closer home (to name a few). you picture them and know their exact fashion sense. You can look at a garment and know which one would go with whom!!!
Can you do that now??? For how many??? The ever so precious Kate Moss, or Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes…. ??? I love what they wear… love it… but what more????
Thankfully, as I write here, I can think of some people- maybe Victoria Beckham, or how about I say- Lady Gaga. Who else???? Maybe there are… but none of whom I can think of right now…
I don’t know if i am happy that the other “best dressed” ladies as we out them as, are great to have such a beautiful sense of “style” and “fashion”. Should we not give all the credit to the designers for their collection??? The “best dressed ladies” after all wear the best from the collection… Right??? Or maybe I am wrong…
Or should I be happy that we still have some people, one (to be precise) at the moment- to make the biggest news- Lady Gaga!!! Wearing the outlandish-est of the clothes, she certainly makes heads turn her way! Though accused of copying styles from Grace Jones (yes there was a news article on even that!!), Lady Gaga never failed to make an impact, (keep the good or bad aside). Experimenting with hair-wigs, or fitting herself into those unique pieces of garments… each equally inspirational…. and disturbing (sometimes) if I may add.
Personally- I feel pretty nice to be in the same era as her— the same way as I was proud to be in the same era as the great Alexander McQueen, but very sad to be not able to meet him. When bloggers around the world talk about her statement making style- when they dedicate a section of their blog to “what Lady Gaga will be wearing from the season” – yes it happened for the spring collection! How cool is that!!!
Yes its not about fashion making you… but you making fashion…. but the pretty ladies of today are so engrossed in “looking pretty” that they hardly go out of the “safe” range of clothing!! Pretty.. but Sad…. Sad… but True!!