Modern Man is Afraid of Dandyism. Except for a few…
What you’re looking at is the phenomenon of Sapeurs, a subculture of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of their war-torn slums, these men dress in tailored suits, elegantly smoke on their pipes and stroll the impoverished streets in immaculate footwear.
Dandyism or sapologie in this case, is not a fashion trend. In some of the farthest corners of the earth where true dandyism exists, it serves as something closer to a religion; a code of living.
These days the term dandy has a certain effeminate connotation but in the late 18th and 19th centuries it had a far more masculine meaning. The dandy was not simply someone who was interested in clothes. Dandyism was a lifestyle. It included refinement in manners, a certain nonchalance and possibly an interest in gentlemanly pursuits such as prize fighting. The dandy was urbane and elegant but he was also very masculine.
So, if you are a woman reading this post, please do share with me in comments who is the dandiest guy in your life? 😉
Every girl at some point in her life loved playing dress up. Those dress up games were usually inspired by their favorite celebrities or barbie dolls. Even boys love to play dress up as their favorite cartoon characters. While for boys this dies down by the time they enter their teens, for girls playing dress-up is something which remains with them for life. Reason, a lot of us wanted to be models. Now I am way past that time where I would either want to play dress up or become a model. I am a girl next door, Digital Marketer with a really b-o-h-r-i-n-g fashion style! But in my imagination I do dress up, like these models below and I see myself in Eli Saab breath-taking gowns.
Here are some of my favorite ones from his collection –
Could anything be more breathtaking than this – WOW!
Love the outfit
Love the color!!
So elegant and Graceful!
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week S/S 2012: Elie Saab
Elie Saab, sometimes known simply as ‘ES’, is a Lebanese fashion designer. His main workshop is in Lebanon, with additional workshops in Milan and Paris. Saab has become an established name for dressing up royalty and celebrities.
So do you like Eli Saab gowns? Which one is your favorite? Would love to hear from you! 🙂
I love McQueen’s Fall / Winter 2013 theme – black and white: cold, detailed and extremely accurate shows the thoroughness of the leaders in every single detail. Portrayed in the images is the model Edie Campbell photographed by David Sims.