A couple of weeks ago, I had a CHILDHOOD DREAM COME TRUE when I broke the law and tip-toed into the closed hallways of the American Museum of Natural History – after hours! To my overwhelming delight, I had the entire museum all to myself. I proceeded to skulk through the creepy halls like a kid in a candy store – until a panicked guard finally caught up and ordered me OUT.
“But I’m an anthropologist! Can’t you make an exception?” (lamest thing I’ve ever said).
“NO. I will get fired. Now GO!”
Well tra la la, who knew that the Museum of Natural History would provide such mahhvelous daydreams about fashion? Have a look at the awkward sartorial curiosities that emerge when a Vogue-reading anthropologist gets her hands on Teddy Roosevelt’s magical collections.
Royal feathers for Alexander McQueen.
A headdress for Chanel. You’re welcome Mr. Lagerfeld!
Gold embroidery for Alexander McQueen and Jessica Chastain.
Jun Takashi created a brain bag in 2007, but I nominate the smooth modernists at Prada to put this silicone brain to use in 2013. Please don’t let snarky Marc Jacobs come anywhere NEAR it or he will turn it into some kind of ironic hipster purse.
Inspiration for Miu Miu for their next line of matelassé bags.
Here is a striking clutch to add to Gucci’s spring 2012 art deco line. I suggest gold on one side and black on the other, intersecting at the center! Snip, snap, clip, clap.
A mermaid’s comb, or, an accessory to add to Alexander McQueen’s antler headdress, for a touch more shock and awe.
Shimmering tones for Haider Ackermann’s drop dead gorgeous Fall 2012 collection. So pretty it hurts!
Inspiration for a 2012 Princess Beatrice hat. I love her and heartily encourage tremendous outbursts atop that ginger head!
Affordable slider-size versions of Chanel’s dreamy 2012 pearl clutch.
Insert Dakota Fanning and you have an ironic hipster Marc Jacobs / Juergen Teller photoshoot. Then get annoyed at how un-interesting this supposedly-interesting ad actually is.
More to come, inshallah…