Sometimes, in fashion, we need a palette cleanser from the prevailing trend. And considering the strong hold minimalism is having at the moment I’m dying to see some over the top fashion from years gone by, so I rounded up some of my favorite fashion icons and paired them with an equally maximalist invitation!
First up is Beatrix Ost the German-born artist, film and theater producer, designer, actress, and writer who has, hands down, the best Instagram account ever. Seriously, follow her now. Equally fabulous is the new Sloan invitation from Bella Figura, featuring foil lettering over a digital picture, this invitation is sure to wow.
Beth Ditto is my favorite indie southern rocker. As a general rule I don’t dance (my moves may best be described as Elaine Benes-like) but whenever her band, Gossip comes up on my play list I start dancing in spite of myself. Beth Ditto’s passion for prints and colors reminds me of this insanely colorful foil invitation custom made by Tag & Co. for San Franscico Stationery Boutique, Union Street Papery.
You can’t talk fashion icons without mentioning Bjork! She shook up the world in 2001 at the 73rd Academy Awards in her Marjan Pejoski designed swan dress. For the Oh So Quiet singer I’m reminded of this purple foil confetti Tag & Co. invitation.
If I could live (fashion-wise) in any decade it would be the 70s. Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivian Westwood, it was THE time for fashion decadence! And of course the queen of disco, Donna Summer, brilliantly positioned herself into quite the fashion icon. The Bejeweled invitation by Bella Figura looks like it could have easily been fashioned off one of her disco dresses!
“Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Gaultier, darling. Names, names, names. Every rich b*tch from New York is in there. Hockwenden, Ruttenstein, Vanderbilt, Rothschild, Hookenfookenberger, Dachshund, Rottweiler, sweetie.” Okay, so maybe my favorite 90s character, Edina Monsoon, is usually considered a fashion don’t, but her mixing of prints and love of Christian Lacroix and Moschino (recall her famed puzzle bomber jacket?) was a young Katie’s first introduction to capital F Fashion. For the craziest print mixer, I’m reminded the colorful Watercolor invitation from Bella Figura. Fabulous dah-ling.
And finally we have Lady Gaga. But not current singing with Tony Bennet Lady Gaga, but Mother Monster. Her architectural costuming and crazy Alexander McQueen armadillo boots is my favorite fashion moments of the early 2010s. This custom Haute Papier invitation, though all about the fonts, is a perfect melding of fashion, modernism, and deco design, perfectly reflective of a singer constantly combining genres to make her music truly unique.
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Photo credits: The Coveteur | Bella Figura | Push It Magazine | Union Street Papery | Casamir | Tag & Co. | Redferns via Huffington Post | Bella Figura | Standard Issue Magazine | Bella Figura | Idolator | Haute Papier