10.12.2009

Parachute People

Not too long ago, I wrote a post about Norma Kamali's apartment from 1988.  Her most recent collection  (below) looked suspiciously (no wait— exactly) like her drapes, leading to some speculation that Kamali had pulled a Maria von Trapp and fabricated clothing from her Austrian blinds. 

Today, someone left a comment and set me straight:

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

WELL. In that case!  Dearest Norma, I am sorry for the confusion. Your models did not in fact teleport/time travel from the '88 apartment as I once believed, they actually PARACHUTED!!!

6 comments:

Savvy Gal said...

interesting looks.

hannahlizabeth said...

err wow those are constructed out of parachutes? that would be just an awesome thing to see at the met, i hope it's still there when i'm in ny!

ps. you are a machine for writing a thesis in a week - christ! and i know how much hairdressers hate platinum, i gave up and did it myself then returned to the salon for numerous deep protein treatments haha.

xx

little augury said...

Went back to that post- and it is a great one People! G

Joseph said...

I think my favorite part of this post, "HELLO PEOPLE" aside is the look on model number four's face paired with her hair. It's like she just got through a wind tunnel and is still trying to recollect her thoughts.

Couture Cookie said...

Really? Looks surprisingly good for being... parachutes. :D

Anonymous said...

Norma Kamali Rocks, what she is actually show is a statement on layering looks. How HOT is the swimsuit worn under the jumpsuit shorts or the cat suit under the gown version. And it looks as modern today as when she did similar look for the movie the WIZ. Great talent is timeless.

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