Maison Michel bunny-ear lace creation for fall 09
Masks are popping up on many of the fall 09 runway shows. The dramatic and elaborate masks at Valentino’s couture show are by far my favorite. The models look like walking pieces of art. The designs are very delicate and nature inspired. There’s something very provocative about the perfect mask. A mask can hold great power. You can hide who you are or become someone new. I love how in command the models appear at the Jean Paul Gaultier show. The fishnet masks are simple, but daring. I wish women would wear masks for more occasions other than to masquerade balls and costume parties. I can just envision a woman wearing a simple black sheath and a black mask to a dinner party. I think it sounds quite pretty. Check out a previous post on Audrey Hepburn's lace mask. I think a beautiful mask is just as alluring as a great pair of heels.
La Perla macrame mask
Georgetown Tobacco in D.C. carries beautifully crafted Venetian Carnival masks. I find these ones positively exquisite. I especially love the 2nd one with the dotted black lace.