Every week at okmagazine.com, accomplished designer Malan Breton takes a look back at the week in fashion — the Do’s, the Don’ts and everything in between! Join Malan and OK! for Fashion Fridays!
Somewhere in the 20th century style became a symbol of confidence, health and wealth. I live for the images of Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Audrey Hepburn and Catherine Deneuve. One of my favorite pieces, the smoking jacket, even though smoking is a terrible habit of the 20th century. The glamor that was a part of that culture, beautiful designed cigarette cases, deco solid gold lighters, the archetypal smoking lounges, sleek and stylish designs that inspired a generation of men and women. Including the shawl lapeled smoking jacket.
I love this boy meets girl meets boy ensemble worn by Emma Watson. I especially love how she has made it her own with the lacy tap short, and the slim accessories, so chic!
Leather is the new go-to for trousers, and seen in her chicest, the beautiful Katie Holmes. So simple to dress up or down, I am going straight to my closet now to pull out all of my Versace leather trousers. And what is nicer with leather then tweed? Rich, supple, nubby, scratchy and beautiful.
BAM was host to some of my dearest friends and acquaintances all in tweed. The ageless and brilliant Baz Luhrmann with Hugh Jackman, Hugh Dancy and Peter Sarsgaard have all joined the tweed parade this week.
Darlings, this week in fashion was completely uninspired! I am going to close my column on that note and pray to the gods of fashion that next week brings us, love and glamor.
P.S. thank you Matthew McConaughey for at least trying.