You have always been fascinated by Grace Jones, her
impeccable looks, her extravagant makeup and her
haughty head wears. Do you also remember Donna
Summer's outfits? Her lamé or sequined dresses,
with feathered accessories to add bite to the silhouette?
Well, scoop: this winter the glam of the eighties comes
back through the front door. Rodarte opts for long lamé
sheaths with wide shoulders, Saint Laurent Paris, for
a minimalist, asymmetrical silhouette and above all
structured by a fabric with wide lamé stripes. At Chanel
or Dior, we spotted the magnificent work of glitter on openwork
or draped fabrics. Beautiful ideas that we will love their chiper.
For a successful caftan eighties, first of all choose an interesting
fabric, favoring the so-called “changing” materials. Moiré silks,
as at Siham Sara Chraïbi, shiny lamés and organzas as
at Frédérique Birkemeyer or even brocades with rich
gildings, as at Souad Chraïbi for Renata Couture.
Now that you have “the basics”, you can start having fun:
everything is - almost - allowed. Gold braids, tone-on-tone
sequins or touches of color, volume embroidery or reworked
with precious stones. Prefer the cuts close to the body, dare
the shoulder pads, the oversized raglan sleeves and beautiful
notches revealing your legs. Decorate your caftan with glitter
for a flashy effect to make Janet Jackson pale. And finish your
look with a beautiful faux fur or feathered cape. Glamor is not dead!