The girl walked in and stood stock-still, dressed in a long, high-necked corseted Victorian gown. Then her clothes began to twitch, move, and reconfigure of their own accord. The mono-bosom top opened, the jacket retreated, the hemline started to rise, and‚Äîfinally, amazingly‚Äîthere she was, wearing a crystal-beaded flapper dress: a woman propelled through fashion history from 1895 to the twenties in the space of a minute. This was one of six incredible feats of technology and conceptual commentary at the heart of Hussein Chalayan’s show. The others also moved through decades‚Äîone from the hourglass Dior New Look to the Paco Rabanne metal-link shift.
From Atomic Sex Kitten