Friday, January 15, 2010

OHMYGOD...

"I also loved a trench in a large, blurry, almost broken-pattern leopard print. That’s a keeper. The ringmaster, Alber Elbaz, made reference to a Parisian woman who perennially dresses in leopard prints, and so there was at least one head-to-toe ensemble."

Anyone remember the leopard lady? I saw her in March 2006, The Sartorialist snapped her in February 2007, Alber Elbaz is using her as inspiration for Lanvin pre-fall 2010 and Cathy Horyn writes about it.
My brain may explode.


And I'll bet she has no idea of her status as a fashion icon.

{photo by me, Paris, March 2006}

12 comments:

If Jane said...

i totally remembered when you posted this!! how very avant-garde of you!!!!

Bombay Beauty said...

I think you got a better pic than Sarto! bb

coquette said...

I thought of you when I read that Horyn quote!!

Traci Giles said...

Hello! I am pretty sure I snapped a pic of the same lady a few years ago! It's buried away on film--I'll let you know if I find it! I love living vicariously through you :)

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

If jane and BB - well, you know...

Elisabeth - I wonder if Alber has actually seen the leopard lady in real life, or on Sart...

Traci - that would be great if you found it! I'd love to see it...

la femme said...

I remember when you first posted about her. That's wild!

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

La Femme - more importantly - you're back! xx

Alex said...

I can just hear her... "Blogs, poof, qu'est que se?
But being a Parisienne (is she?) I'm sure she must be secretly pleased to be inspiration for Alber and Lanvin...

Rose said...

fabulous! i did love that post

Anonymous said...

Just think, you've been the first!
Excellent, my dear girl.
xxxx
Mia

ruth-anne said...

great post.. loved this. !

louise and nivaldo de lima said...

Oh, she's lovely!