Kurt Iswarienko / For The Times
If you dont want to reveal much body, dont worry. Suddenly, clothing is cut roomier than loungewear for Jabba the Hutt. Palazzos, for example, fan out gradually from the waist to end extra wide, and pants with baggy waists are held in place by big belts. Skirts are examplified by yards of crinoline or pleats. For blouses, sleeves are inflated or blowing in the wind, while dresses are festooned with feathers and ruffles. And more ruffles. Fashion pranksters Viktor & Rolf added so many to a gown for their Paris show that it obscured the models face; the feathers adorning one of Giambattista Vallis cocktail pieces would have made a peacock feel underdressed. Meantime, Yohji Yamamoto channeled Scarlett OHara with wire foundations for his skirts and gowns. So, if youve got amplitude on the bottom, go for a fitted top-and vice versa. Leave infinite space to Einstein. * Jill Stuart strapless dress, $395, by special order, Jill Stuart, NYC, (212) 343-2300.
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