STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK - Luxury Apparel

STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK  -  Luxury Apparel


Paco & Pierre

Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin are two designers who have always inspired me. I like the strength that comes across in their pieces and the way the details are significant be not overdone. For me, metal equals modern and that speaks to my personal style. Nobody did metal better than Paco. Lovely Madeleine (of In New York Paris Tomorrow), put it perfectly in her comment on my last post (about Paco), “So far away and yet classic and futuristic.” This brings me to Mr. Cardin, who was known for his space age designs and futuristic fashions. Cardin studied architecture (like another one of my favs, Ferré), so it follows that he used geometry in his creations. And I bet all the “tweens” have no idea that they have Mr. Cardin to thank for their precious bubble dresses...sort of!

Paco Rabanne, 1967

Pierre Cardin, 1967

I find it such a shame that these two groundbreaking, iconic visionaries are pretty much known today for cologne. Maybe not for those who actually know about fashion, but to the average Joe they are, unfortunately, just another Drakkar Noir.


  1. Addicted to history of fashion and the little stories. Pierre Cardin was Ralph Lauren and Calvin and Giorgio altogether, maybe Donna Karan too. From Haute Couture to Maxim's, he just owned everything; licensing 'r' he. Really his name was larger than the memory of any single product. I have to push past images of Courreges white boots and minis to remember exactly what he did. Another time long ago and he owned it all. He once owned actually over 1000 licenses. Money money money. Probably, not sure of this because once the door opened there were hordes crushing past, the first to max those licensing relationships (he had food, cookies, candies, jams; airline uniforms, everything) and the blueprint for his peers to follow until there was another way.

    Thank you for the mention.

  2. This gives me great ideas for a party I have on Saturday that has a Close Encounters theme and we need to dress like aliens. I was thinking illegals, but I also love medal options.

  3. I'm digging those a-line dresses with the cutouts. I'm imagining them in super bright colors!

  4. i love paco rabanne...the cologne... =) and yes...the fashion...