JIL SANDER - Celebrates Rich Ladies and Their Glam Squads

Plus - Hey Picasso!
Publish date:
September 28, 2011

Raf Simon's collection for Jil Sander SS12 was "the last in my couture trilogy." The show opened with a white shirt section meant to read as either beauty parlor worker or patron.

The bare skin and lips, filled in brows and thin black line on the upper lids would have been approppriate enough for both Grace Kelly or her aesthetician. Hair guru Guido Palau explains that the rich, lady hair: "It's inspired by the 1950s but then becomes midcentury modern, which makes it such a sculptured look... It could be from the future but it also nods to the past."

The retro/future thing always reminds me of UmaThurman, Ethan Hawke and Jude Law in "Gattaca."

Gorgeous knits based on Picasso ceramics reinforced the message of mid-century modernism.

Raf's answer to: How would a woman look if she got married in Jil Sander?