Fashion Over Reason: R.I.P Gianfranco Ferré

Monday, June 18, 2007

R.I.P Gianfranco Ferré

The fashion world has lost one of its brilliant contributors. Gianfranco Ferré, who saw the light on sunday night at 62, will be remembered for quite a few things, if not for his unique vision, which was greately influenced by his background in architecture. Over the years, Ferré has consistently reinvented his collections while keeping his signture mark, the one of a man who always believed that true inspiration lied within emotions and the path of life. Every collection, he has asserted, has followed an inevitable path molded by past experiences in hopes of greater achievment. Nothing proves to be more true when we're talking about a foreigner (read: not french) being plucked from the italian label he started in the late 70's to design french luxury items for Dior in 1989. It rattled a few people's cages, but it turns out that he won the haute couture race during his reign, which lasted nearly a decade. He can also carry the torch for the white blouse, having reincarnated it in different shapes and forms in basically every collection he has ever produced.

Ferré was someone who didn't back away from enjoying everything life could possibly offer, and that has always been reflected in his collections, until the very end. "Benefiting from the overview of time, I look at my clothes again and remain ever enchanted." So do we, Gianfranco.

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