Is the New New: Hips & Shoulders

After seeing the Richard Avedon fashion photography exhibit at the International Center for Photography, our love of fifties glamour is revived. We e
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After seeing the Richard Avedon fashion photography exhibit at the International Center for Photography, our love of fifties glamour is revived. We e
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After seeing the Richard Avedon fashion photography exhibit at the International Center for Photography, our love of fifties glamour is revived. We especially love the circle skirts that give volume to the models' slim frames. The fifties have certainly never disappeared from the fashion spotlight but what's being accentuated of late, however, is the hips - going back to the Balenciaga S/S 08 runway or Galliano's Lisa Fonssagrives-inpsired couture with its armor-like hip plates. But it seems that the shoulders had to take their turn first. Now that we're all more than a little sick of that Balmain jacket, the hips taking center stage, quite literally in some cases. Sasha and Carine brought the look to the beach and the past two nights, Beyoncé sang and danced in a gold Thierry Mugler leotard with padded hips at Madison Square Garden. Seeing as this is an area of the body that often causes loads of female insecurity, do tell us, would you ever try out this look? --AMANDA JEAN BOYLE