~PLEATED SKIRTS – SWEEPING FASHION
PLEATS, PLEATS & MORE PLEATS !!
I knew it !!
the very day after I posted that great photo by CHESTER HIGGINS JR. of the tough-looking street-wise flashlight totin’ fashion forward girls in Ethiopia – I caught a local beauty, on the 6 train – wearing a long pleated skirt, in much the same tone, and cut !! she told me she borrowed it from her mother !!, but “it was bought here, they have them everywhere !!”
these street-wise Maale girls, got their street-style fashion flair nailed down, no doubt about it !! pleats, colors, vibe and beads. they empty the batteries out of those flashlights and use them to carry all their essentials . . . and, maybe there’s even a couple of ‘loaded’ metaphors to be found, in that straightforward accessory re-adaption ? it’s pretty a pretty striking get-up, all in all. shine on, tough sisters. you rule.
PHOTO BY CHESTER HIGGINS JR. IMAGE COURTESY/TEKSERVE
p.s. the CHESTER HIGGINS exhibit, ‘MY SOUL FLIES HOME TO AFRICA’ is up through JUNE 13, 2012 – and yes, it’s wonderful.
PIX FROM THE OPENING – POSTING TUES MAY 15th . . .
more info: ART@TEKSERVE
of course, if there was any doubt about the new pleats frenzy – sure enough, a few short tabloid days later – up pops a photo in the NEW YORK POST – of cutting edge super model & courtroom warrior LINDA EVANGELISTA – and, yes !! she’s wearing PLEATS !!
voila – the world in a nutshell . . .
PHOTO:AFP/Getty Images/courtesy: NEW YORK POST, Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
WE’RE ‘LINDA’ MONEY – Linda Evangelista arrives at court in Manhattan yesterday, after reaching a child-support settlement deal . . . with billionaire baby-daddy FRANCOIS-HENRI PINAULT, the CEO of the Paris-based conglomerate that owns GUCCI and YVES ST. LAURENT, among other top tier luxury businesses.
what’s really amazin’ is that, M. Pinault, a big time, as in mega art collector – and major art world player over in Europe, Paris and Venice – could time his court appearance – to auction week !!
FAB, FAB and, more FAB !!
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