"The past is such an intriguing place, no?"

Added on by Natalie Grasso.

       

Happy Monday! Back to the grind here after a lovely summer weekend. I spent Saturday night celebrating a dear friend's wedding on the Chesapeake Bay, and woke up Sunday with a few lazy midday hours to devote to September Vogue. And so our first matter of business - the bit on Marco Zanini (p. 472), creative director at Rochas. I went on last Thursday about how much I dig the '60s vibe of his fall collection. Hamish Bowles reiterates: "For fall 2010 [he] looked to the antic spirit of the late sixties." The antic spirit. I couldn't have (and didn't) put it better myself. Hamish goes on to say that Zanini has consulted, among other things, "the Seeberger brothers' photographs of chic women at the races and sur la plage in prewar France" as inspiration for his upcoming spring/summer 2011 collection. Adds Zanini: "The past is such an intriguing place, no?"

I love it.

(Photos from Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography)