Honey, where’s my pale cream tunic?
“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.
Above: photo by Maggie Fox
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