Charles Anastase Fall 2011: Lolita Finds a Four-Leaf Clover
Charles Anastase controls the weather. At least, that’s how some bemused show goers felt when they ducked out of a downpour and into his venue, only to be greeted by a soundtrack of falling rain. Drizzle sounds gave way to Brigitte Fontaine’s "Il Pleut" and a collection that was anything but dreary. This season, Anastase’s schoolgirl grew up—just enough. His princess-line coats and signature loose, button-backed dresses were present and desirable as ever. Jeweled barrettes enhanced the “to the headmaster’s office with you, young lady” vibe, while metal tag-embellished wool dresses—teenage armor—had the clack of rebellion.