Topic: Maud Welzen

Party Favors: Why Is Abbey Lee Kershaw Such a Good Model?

Party Favors: Why Is Abbey Lee Kershaw Such a Good Model?

It’s not because she’s 5’11” with a 24′ waist! Abbey Lee reveals the reason she’s such a good model. -Styleite

How do you feel about this cartoonish Prada heels? -The Frisky

Spring jackets on the cheap. -College Candy

Everybody, go see Bill Cunningham New York. -NYT

The new Vivienne Westwood campaign is stunning. -Catwalk Queen

Meet Maud Welzen, the girl from Holland whose career is soaring. -The Cut More »

Runway Gallery: Subversive Femininity For Spring 2011 Valentino Couture

Runway Gallery: Subversive Femininity For Spring 2011 Valentino Couture

The team behind Valentino–Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri–inspired a whole lot of questions by explaining their Spring 2011 couture collection with a statement like “Elegance is subversive… The real subversion is culture.” Although I’m not entirely convinced that means anything, it rang oddly true when viewing the clothes: a strange and compelling mix of classic femininity (butterflies, flowers, neutrals in romantic pinks and pales) and something more off-putting (cut-outs, sheer panels, those same butterflies as weirdly constricting chokers). The collection–with its admirably coherent narrative–actually did an excellent job of realizing this play on virginal prettiness and something legitimately subversive… while keeping things subtle and wearable all the time. I’m officially excited to see where they’re going with Valentino. More »