• Style Rethink
    Can eternal tomboy CHRISTA D’SOUZA embrace the prettiest fabric without giving in to girlie?

    Lace. It is such a Sicilian fabric. Such a semaphore for Catholicism; marriage; mourning; primness; naughtiness; the whole shebang. Such an apt fabric, too, to clothe all those luscious Italian actresses: Claudia Cardinale, Sophia Loren, Anna Magnani et al. And what about Monica Bellucci, Dolce & Gabbana’s perennial muse? Dolce & Gabbana, those veritable Kings of Lace; have they ever done a collection without it? Well, guess what: for FW13, pretty much everyone else has done it, too. From Valentino and Giambattista Valli to Alexander McQueen and Michael Kors, they are all into lace again, big


    Photograph: ASP

    The Edit

    The new lace is all about adding an edge
    to innocent white

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