Paris Fashion Week: At Miu Miu, the girl is ready for her close-up
"I am big! It's the pictures that got smaller!" "Sunset Boulevard" kept running through my head while I was watching the Miu Miu show. So did the image of Joan Crawford in that mink coat in "Mildred Pierce."
I wonder if the starlets in the front row -- Mila Kunis, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence -- recognized the style references to their distant cousins. The coats with supersize shoulders, and pretty 1940s-style dresses embroidered with delicate flowers or birds. The pencil skirts with flounce details at the hips and vampy suede pumps. The cat's eye sunglasses, fur stoles and barrel curl updos. They were all period pieces.
The total look is probably too costumey for most, but it made me homesick. It was the last show of the month-long runway season, and I was ready to head for the Hollywood Hills.
-- Booth Moore in Paris
Photos: Looks from the Miu Miu fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during Paris Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times.