Red has always been a dynamic color in the world of fashion. From the sizzling red lips of Marilyn Monroe to the trademark soles of Louboutins, the color has never failed to impress and entice. Even Cruella de Vil rocked eye-popping red that caught attention and put her down as one of the most frightening but best dressed villains in my book. Red’s sultry and smoldering reputation has yet to falter, but this season, it’s staking its claim as a classic on top of the previous connotations of bold, hot, and dangerous. Phillip Lim held nothing back with his Spring 2010 collection and let his aesthetic run wild. The product was a geometric red runway, with subtle red makeup, and a collection littered with powerful red pieces that could have easily grabbed the attention of anyone sitting in the last row. Both Givenchy’s Resort 2011 and Fall 2010 collections are so loaded with red that “the shop floors are stocked with the pieces that our girl has gotten attached to,” as Riccardo Tisci said. Tisci and Lim ensured that this spring and fall weren’t devoid of pieces that I would want to re-familiarize the usage of my credit card to. Even magazines are subject to the lure of the color as Marie Claire posted an article devoted to the red fashion must-haves for the season, exploring red as a warm summer shade that works with a variety of looks.
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