Nothing says 2005/6 like a Roland Mouret Galaxy dress. No matter how ubiquitous the shape was, no matter who wore it - from Posh to Julianne Moore to Paris Hilton - the nipped waist, tea length, sexy secretary-shape never got old. Since then, many have tried to imitate it (Hollywood favors Black Halo's Jackie copy), but no one's done it quite right (not to mention, no one's come close to dressing as many A-list stars in a single look). The covetable shape's almost impossible to achieve without layers of restricting undergarments, until this morning when Vogue UK mentioned Mouret's about to start selling a slip in the shape of the Galaxy. The shape won't come cheap, £270 (around $450), but if you wear it every day for the rest of your life a) we're sure the cost sounds more reasonable and b) no one needs to know your waist isn't as tiny as Scarlett O'Hara's. It lands at Browns before Christmas.
Seven Questions for Roland Mouret
Looking for a fabulous dress (or two...or three) for your upcoming holiday parties? Lucky for you, Roland Mouret, creator of the A-list beloved, oft-copied Galaxy dress, has just come out with an exclusive collection of 17 signature designs for Bergdorf Goodman. The dresses have feminine silhouettes in a variety of rich fall hues, mixed with menswear prints and wonderful lightweight textures. Prices range from $1,770--$2,295, which is steep, but we swear these dresses are truly gorgeous and the fabrics felt amazing. We caught up with the handsome French designer to talk about the collection, why his signature Galaxy dress became so successful, and the very interesting advice he has for aspiring designers. What kind of woman is this collection for?