For last week's Twitter-views, I asked some stylish Twitter friends about their ultimate favorite fashion designers. This evolved out of a conversation I had recently with talented designer Chrissy Rhee: If you could own season after season of one designer's clothing, which designer would it be and why? (In a way, the images accompanying this post are my own lazy way to "cover" the Resort collections. I'll leave the thorough dissection to other bloggers. Here's one thing I'd like to say about Resort: I would sell many pieces from my current wardrobe to own a piece of Christopher Kane's collection: it's the literal "bomb," yo.)
Here is what some stylish Twitter folks had to say about their ultimate designers...
@stylesmith Marni! but without the fur items....(i just got asked something similar in an interview)
@declinedesigns Vivienne Westwood. She is pure badassery in designer form. Probably McQueen if she wasn't available!
@samcab For me, it would be anything Elbaz. I wouldn't care what house he was with. His pieces are on the cusp, yet timeless.
@grrleigh OMG that is the hardest question ever. my off-the-cuff response is Jean-Paul Gaultier, b/c even his bad collections are great.
@AbovetheFrayMag Church and State from Portland, OR. I love everything about their line and could definitely wear them forever.
@hanako66 Chanel for sure! Dior is a close second...
@Parmie Chanel, it had to be. They have pieces suitable for a party & a funeral, every occassion taken care of!
above: Chanel Resort 2010
all images courtesy of style.com
@fashionherald My all-time favorite since I was a young wild one - Demeulemeester.
@LaPetiteBlog I would have 2 go by the seasons -4 A/W It would have to be Mcqueen, FENDI Furs,JPG 4 S/S Dsquared2, A.Wang, Balmain ...hard 1
@jennaviva I don't think I've ever been so attached to any particular designer, but I'd say Zac Posen. (Balmain for the season tho :))
@fairykikka it's hard nobody has everything some are good for bags other for dresses I'd say Gucci since the latest collec are gorgeous!
@inmode for me it has to be rodarte atm for their concepts and colours
@roselwear Rodarte in combination with Missoni :)
@Misslizzymarie Balenciaga! Xo
@selahdor ok. ULTIMATE: Alber Elbaz for Lanvin
above: Lanvin Resort 2010
@ourcitylight nanette lapore. i can live in her whimsy dresses and dream of them when i sleep.
@SoloLisa 3-way tie between Chanel, Carlos Miele, & Oscar de la Renta: change slightly each season, consistent aesthetic.
@KayleeKaye BCBG MazAzria!
@juicyincouture for me it would have to be Roberto Cavalli !
@craftyasparagus Def. @M641: feminine & unique, but not kitschy.
@sassisam Australian designers, Sass & Bide :-)
@TheSwelleLife Great question! One is definitely Erdem - feminine, romantic, amazing prints time after time yet always fresh!
above: Erdem Resort 2010
@maryjanefrances thats really hard for me to answer, unless this was 1974. if it was, I'd say Halston, hands down!
@SaveOurShoes just 1 designer!! GASP,tough one. Gareth Pugh, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Chanel, Galliano would be options tho!
@amandalee Bottega Veneta or Trovata! [also, in a completely different life, Built by Wendy.]
@kimair lanvin all the way...he clearly loves to dress women...
@chicagostyle I choose Balenciaga! Perfect balance of edgy and classic, bonus? The shoes and bags. My life would be complete.
@FashnMatchmaker I have to go with John Galliano, though his clothes are practically museum pieces
@SabinaLes all great answers! my person favorites are Biba and Pucci. i appreciate their philosophy
above: Christopher Kane Resort 2010
@lepetitechouNYC hard question... Balenciaga first thought but then love Stella McCartney...
@FemmeRationale alexander mcqueen, ftw! Dior comes in close 2nd.
@stylish_in_dc for everyday: anna sui/stella mccarthy, for eveningwear: giambattista valli, for shoes: christian louboutin
@D_Chehab I like to try new designers, although Sakina M'sa was a fave for several years.
@grrleigh oh shit, i almost forgot about rodarte! and mcqueen! this is why its hard to choose one! it's now a tie: mcqueen vs JPG for me
@candidcomments I love Balenciaga - so chic, so perfect :)
@WendyBrandes I can't pick OnE designer because of my designing friends! But I can pick 3! Ossie Clark, Zang Toi and Christian Francis Roth.
above: Balenciaga Resort 2010
After a few days of deliberation, I choose Alexander McQueen and as an alternate, Yohji Yamamoto - for my fashion archives, darling! I think I would be happy to fling open my closet and see those pieces peering back at me. Every now and then for kicks, I would invite all my best friends and frenemies to come over for drinks and we'd play dress up with the archives.
And you? Who would you choose?
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