Alek Wek looks stunning in every editorial. Is there anything she doesn't look good in? Her skin is gorgeous!
These items fit right in with the "Paris Vogue Editor" style that is in favor right now. I was amused by the Damsel in Distress article discussing just this very look in the NY Times yesterday. Sort of odd that they are reporting this now, just as this look has seemed to reach its peak. But who knows? Fashion is constantly changing, but it seems the need for things to be worn with ease is growing more every year. Being able to slip on a sleek black minidress and ankle boots with walking ability is trumping the traditional evening attire.
I've attended several black tie events in the last two years and I always feel like I'm the only one wearing a long dress. Some people can't even seem to muster a fancy cocktail dress, but wear what could be deemed as Sunday best. I feel bad for the long vintage Mary McFadden dress hanging lonely in my closet. I was hoping to wear it this season, but she waits for the tide to turn.
Left, Beaded silk dress by Versace. Right, Leather dress and bra by Helmut Lang.
Bustier dress by Tom Ford for Gucci
Created by Moodboard from Allure Magazine January 2001 "Best in Show"/Photographer: Michael Thompson