Honey, where’s my pale cream tunic?

June 29, 2009

“Versace and Gucci…started their shows with men dressed in white or pale creams. Versace also showed comfort with unbuttoned tunics and safari-like jackets…”
Reuters story from Milan Fashion Week

Blog Guy, I know you write a lot about haute couture. Where do the big designers get ideas for their creations?

I hate to boast, but sometimes they get them from me. For instance, here’s me with Donatella Versace at a recent dinner. She complimented me on my rented tuxedo and said, “Bob, what kind of crapola should I sell next season?”

“Donna,” I replied,  “you can’t go wrong with whites and pale creams, unbuttoned tunics and safari jackets.”

Then, as you can see here, she smiled that radiant smile of hers and said, “Bob, you’re a genius! Why didn’t I think of that my own self?”

The rest is history, if you read the coverage of Milan Fashion Week.

Blog Guy, is even one PATHETIC word of that story true?

Not really, no. I did tell her to go with elastic waistbands because lots of guys are putting on weight and can’t buckle their belts anymore, but she didn’t listen to me.

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Left: Models present creations as part of the Versace Spring/ Summer 2010 men’s collection during Milan Fashion Week June 21, 2009. REUTERS/ Alessandro Garofalo

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It is fascinating that the “designers” always wear simple suits or dresses while showing their newest creations.

Posted by Bill | Report as abusive

Sigh. I was drawn to the title and felt that I had to read it. Then I was suddenly drawn to the Recent Posts link. I began to read… and read… and read. A pale cream tunic has created a new addiction to my life, these blogs. Did I say sigh?

Posted by Michele | Report as abusive

What you call a radiant smile, I call a huge pair of Dunlop lips.Too huge! Too Dunloppy!Oh boy. What’s next? Pictures of the Dead Michael Jacksons artificially thin lips?Too thin! Too dead!

Posted by tim | Report as abusive

Not to stick up for the “designers” but I think the reason they wear simple suits is to keep the attention onto their newest creations. Or maybe they just realize how ridiculous the outfits look.

Posted by Damon | Report as abusive

Tunics are fine for guys. I mean, who doesn’t want to see a strapping young fellow leaping from desk to desk or boardroom to living room, tunic flapping in the wind? Personally, speaking from a breast perspective, they do nothing for us at all. It only encourages The Body to go without hammock, and that’s where all the trouble starts for us!

Posted by Flopsy and Mopsy | Report as abusive

Okay, now you did it. In my brain is now firmly lodged a Frankensteined version of “A Few of my Favorite Things”. It goes something like this:Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittensBright copper kettles and pale cream tunicsRunways all lined with flouncy attire-These are a few of my favorite things…

Posted by Softly Dreaming | Report as abusive

I think there’s more room in the world for all kinds of medieval inspired couture. For example, haven’t we all at some point seen Arwen Evenstar and Aragorn in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and thought – ‘Hey, you know what – I could totally pull off that cloak thing’.And what about armour? It’s stylish AND practical.

Posted by Girl on Heat | Report as abusive

So interesting for men!I don’t think tunic dresses look good on big busted women. What Not to Wear teaches that you should emphasize the smallest part of you which is usually at the end of your ribcage and these tunic dresses just float away at that point. See where it’s located in a store near you so you can try it on first using Milo.com. The style just doesn’t work on some people. Try on this American Eagle tunic for example to see if the style work on you.

Posted by Marina | Report as abusive