THE ELEGANCE... IS IT FASHIONABLE?
For: Mª José F.L
Karl Lagerfeld, says that “the elegance is not a physical concept, because it is an attitude before the life. If a woman is not elegant in his gestures and in his movements, it it will not be in his garments”.
THEY SUM UP: Karl Lagerfeld, says that “the elegance is not a physical concept, because it is an attitude before the life. If a woman is not elegant in his gestures and in his movements, it it will not be in his garments”.
The current personalización of the fashion, the flight of the impositions to give capacity to the personal taste puts in the first plane a term that has been for many years his reference point: the elegance.
If the golden age of the High fashion was doing very good crumbs with the word “elegance“ from the irruption of “pret to porter” and of the young fashion of the 70s one began considering "demodé" and they looked for expressions capable of replacing it with advantage. The Englishmen speak of "smart" and of "cool". The French adopted the "chic" word and the Spanish we praise ourselves for the term “style“. But the big designers keep on using it because it reaches forms that go beyond dressing to penetrate in the field of the attitudes.
Pierre Cardin defines the elegance with very plain words “the elegance is in the abstinence”.
Emanuel Ungaro to considera, first of all an interior attitude “The elegance – he says - comes of inside, it is not in the fact of dressing in the High fashion houses. If the woman is mentally elegant what ride has a very relative importance. My mother was born in a poor city, it did not have a big culture, but it was elegant. And it is not necessary to forget that with a garment there happens the same that with a perfume: it changes with every woman”
Karl lagerfeld, the designer of the House Chanel, thinks that “the elegance is not a physical concept, because it is an attitude before the life. If a woman is not elegant in his gestures and in his movements, it it will not be in his garments” and it ventures an advice for the women “Look at the mirror and choose for Vd. not for the idea that it has if the same”.
Giorgio Armani makes sure that “the style of a person, in addition to for the clothes, is appreciated in the way of taking it, in the gestures, in the look and in the voice”.
Oscar de la Renta characterized by the exquisite glamor of his creations declares “Against the opinion about many I believe that the elegance is something with what he is not born, it develops along the life and has to do especially, with the discipline with which it is lived, and with the personal projection”.
In addition to the proven experience of the important designers the etymology gives us also his version. Elegant it comes from the Latin expression “elegans“ that is equivalent to "eligens". It refers to the one that can choose without surrendering either to pressures or tyrannies. It depends especially on the education. And continuing with the etymologies, education comes of "educere", to extract of inside. That's why to educate in the fashion is to teach to traslucir the best thing:sencillez, harmony, absence of affectation. For something Balzac was saying: "The coarse woman is covered and is adorned, the elegant woman dresses herself”.