clothes are clothes | Romeo Gigli

by agnes s.

“Clothes are clothes, you need to wear them and they need to be contemporary,”

Seated in a vintage wood chair, his gauzy white shirt unbuttoned to his navel, tan torso on display and a pack of Gauloises tucked into his chest pocket, 62 year-old designer Romeo Gigli looks like he has been on a very long—and restful—vacation. And for fans of the romantically draped garments that propelled him to fame in the late eighties and nineties, that’s probably where they imagine he has been since his departure from the international fashion scene in 2004.

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