It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a… Chandelier? This week, the fashion world was alight with images of Jeremy Scott’s Moschino RTW runway including a model strutting a real-life chandelier.
Insert history lesson turned fashion inspiration: it’s 1497 in Florence, Italy. Charismatic and passionate, Dominican priest Girolamo Savonarola deems it necessary to cleanse the soul and reject worldly pleasures by bonfiring great cultural works, books, cosmetics, dresses, mirrors, musical instruments and other (category arguable) “vanities”.
Fast-forward to present day Milan, spread lavish Oriental rugs under your pedicured feet, and sprinkle a sense of decrepit opulence to singe your senses. The inspiration is no longer smoke and mirrors as models pause to pose in an ornamental frame before displaying their either-or eighties vs. old-school couture silhouettes to light your proverbial fire.
Photo credit: Moschino