Haute Historian. A Geometric Elegance

May 27, 2008 • Fashion


Bonnie J Brown for Second City Style Magazine

Distinctive shapes, bold colors and straight lines; the look for
fall 2008 is calling on a fashion era when looking good was its main
objective. The roaring 20’s, the flapper, the Chrysler Building,
Cubism, Art Nouveau (and a number of other art movements) are all
images and themes that may come to mind when the phrase ‘Art Deco’ is
brought to attention.
Art Deco is a term that defines a movement of
art, architecture, interior design and fashion that was delicate and
elegant in nature, but created from distinctive lines and shapes. This
style is emerging once again in small elements on the runway and can be
seen in Marc Jacobs’ suiting, Dior’s Jazz Club collection and most notably in Elie Saab’s geometric dresses.

Yet, unlike today’s smattering of symmetrical designs and geometric contours, Art
Deco during the 1920’s and 30’s was a lifestyle and nobody seemed to
identify with this better than Romain de Tirtoff, otherwise known as

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