Remember when Jimmy Fallon asked Marc Jacobs what was the new black? And Marc Jacobs repeatedly joked when answering? That’s the fashion way – you don’t let everyone and anyone know what the new it is. Let them live in their ignorance swamp, in their fast fashion culture and the true fashion bourgeois will live long and prosperous lives.
However, when I came across this Cristopher Kane beauty, I couldn’t help but think that maybe, qipao is the new black. Could be, right? Especially such a daring one! Half lace, half embroidered leather. Plus the leather collar. Pretty interesting, huh? Would you embrace the qipao as your new black? (this particular one, signed by Christopher Kane, part of the Fall Winter 2010 2011 collection, is $2,689.22)
Update: Though my mind was all set on the qipao (the Cheongsam) I managed to get some serious weekend distraction and write kimono instead. I now adjusted the title and the article body accordingly.