Friday, August 15, 2008
Ive always been a huge fan of the maxis, wore it even when they were not strutting designer catwalks. The past couple of years the maxi has returned with a vengeance and it seems to be here to stay for a while, I hope.
Honestly, I have no idea why the maxi ever goes out of style, it is one of the most versatile garments that has ever lived in my closet. I wear mine as a beach cover up, when I am traveling the gauzy cotton ones pack so light, they are heavenly! They go from day to night with ease...
“Right now I am wearing it to just walk around the city, but tomorrow I’ll wear another one like it to a daytime wedding shower,” says the owner of a Williamsburg boutique in an Observer article.
"Alexander McQueen and Roberto Cavalli sent expensive maxis down the runway for their spring 2008 collections; Patricia Field put tie-dye hippie ones on the ladies of the Sex and the City movie; and in this week’s issue of Us Weekly, readers can vote on whether actress Kate Hudson or Jimmy Choo designer Tamara Mellon wore their identical Balmain’s violet-feather-printed “boho gowns” better."
Indeed, we all know designers draw constant inspiration from vintage.
Here is one of my maxis, the real deal found at a tiny NYC Village shop in the 70s.
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I am listing my maxi in my store figure8studio.com along with a few other pretties!
I have such great memories of this dress, Central Park concerts and summer fun!
I hope the next owner enjoys it as much as I did!