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01 February 2008

Trend Spotting: Transparent Gloves


Many of my readers will know that I am totally obsessed with long gloves, so one would think that I would be excited about the most widely publicized gloves of the season from Louis Vuitton. While I found the Spring 2008 show intriguing, I recognize that many pieces are very difficult to wear. I am actually enjoying the watching the glossies try to work pieces from this collection into "wearable" looks. I think that the half leather half transparent fabric long gloves from the Spring 2008 LV collection look kind of cheap, but I anticipate they will be priced around $900. They are getting a lot of attention, perhaps because they are one of the most wearable pieces from this collection. In fact, they appear four times in February Vogue, twice in an LV advertisement on the first two pages of the magazine, and in two separate editorial spreads. This accessory is on the fast track to overexposure! It is only a matter of time until we see ripoffs in forever 21 and zara...which are likely to look terribly cheap...proceed with caution!

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WendyB said...

I think you're right...those will get knocked off fast!

bianca said...

i saw them in a louis vuitton ad!