Carmen Marc Valvo took a few minutes out of his busy pre-show schedule on Friday to talk with ShinyStyle about his fall collection. He couldn’t have been more gracious as he spoke of the clothing inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in BUtterfield 8.
“It’s all about femininity and a sense of power,” he said. “In the scene when [Elizabeth Taylor] is in her slip, there’s imagery of frailty and vulnerability of being exposed, but the protection of throwing on a fur coat.”
He spoke of the elements of the collection most inspired by the film: lace, chantilly, corsetry, innerwear as outerwear. The CMV show definitely took one of the most literal interpretations of the underwear as outerwear trend that we saw during fashion week.
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“It’s about covering and revealing,” Valvo said. “Lace, and below the knee sexy [hems], it’s very Helmut Newton, subliminal dominatrix.”
One key to fashionable innerwear details – as opposed to overly boudoir looks – are in the feeling of luxury. That Valvo has in spades, the fabrics and textures used for these pieces are as beautiful as we saw for fall 2008.
“This collection was very different. Somehow this collection evolved very easily,” Valvo said. “It’s as philosophical a collection as I’ve ever done”