9.30.2009

Coco Kamali

Is it just me, or does Norma Kamali's apartment in 1988 look an awful lot like her Spring/Summer 2010 collection of clothing? Sort of like the models teleported out of her ruched and ribboned residence,  c. 21 years ago?

Ribbons? Check. Ruching? Check (times 10). Gauzy fabrics? Black accents? Check and check. Strangely, I'm not really into the S/S2010 collection, but I SURE AM feeling it in the form of an apartment.  Recognize Coco Chanel's glass-top table in Kamali's living room, anyone? Kamali reproduced it as part of her furniture line in the 80s, along with her deep black velvet chairs and ottoman from the image below. (Anyone else feel the urge to reupholster things, ANYTHING, in black velvet? This looks so lush.)



Love the leopard and zebra here— they give the apartment TEETH.  And is that crystal bouquet another reference to Coco?


Norma Kamali's apartment, from House & Garden, December 1988.

7 comments:

Maria Confer said...

Not crazy about her line, but drooling over her apartment. So exquisite.

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Natalie said...

I love those home pics, so luxurious!! :)

xoxo

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-h said...

the apt. is exquisitely glamorous!

home before dark said...

I think the clothes look like she ripped down some Austrian blinds and turned them into dresses. Perhaps she was inspired by Scarlet O'Hara? Love the apartment. What finish is on the ceiling, do you think? Love leopard and metallic ceilings.

home before dark said...

Forgot to add: Peak of Chic is mulling over adding a Pagoda style door to her 1968 condo in Atlanta. You might have some paintable notions or other oh-my-god how did she think of that response!

Lauren said...

Home before dark- That is hilarious. They do look absolutely like Venetian blinds, frighteningly so.

Michelle said...

HELLO PEOPLE!!!! THESE ARE NORMA'S FAMOUS PARACHUTE CLOTHES MADE FROM ACTUAL ARMY PARACHUTES.

HER SIMILAR PARACHUTE DESIGNS ARE ON DISPLAY AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN NY..

WWW.NORMAKAMALICOLLECTION.COM

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