Jill Stuart’s typical feminine vintage style with some edge, was inspired by Cher for the Spring 2010 season, and led to a mixed bag of ’80s inspired looks that were very reminiscent of Balmain and the recently departed Michael Jackson. Super short described most of the looks, and while watching the models attempt to stomp carefully down the runway to avoid a wardrobe malfunction, I was thankful for the first time ever that I was not a model.
The show started off promisingly, with tight body conscious minidresses and leggings inset with sheer panels, that looked a little space agey, but was something that I could envision on a starlet at the next MTV awards ceremony. A series of Grecian, flowy minidresses were next, that looped invitingly around the neck and around the waist, and I mentally added the one pictured below to my wishlist, especially upon seeing it styled with some slouchy ankle boots.
It was when the ’80 references started becoming heavier and more literal, that I began to think that we probably wouldn’t be seeing these particular pieces in stores come Spring 2010. Awkward big shoulders and short military jackets festooned with clunky round studs dominated the latter half of the show, and one short studded jacket and mini combo looked like a Chanel outfit gone wrong that I couldn’t envision anyone wearing. The show closed with some puzzling sheer minidresses, interlaid with shiny silky slashes of ’80 bad prom/bridesmaid dress colors with a shiny jungle green and magenta pink. I felt as if I could almost see the buyers for Japanese department stores sitting in front of me shaking their head in puzzlement as to the direction the show had turned.
Check out some more pictures of the show below:
Pictures from Style.com and The Daily Obsession