quatre-vingt caftan

quatre-vingt caftan

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!