Henry Holland hangs out with enough party girls to know precisely what they want to wear for a night on the town. This season, after seeing the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at the Tate Modern, he was moved to bring together the Twenties and the Seventies in a fun, dance-floor-ready mashup.

 

“They were two of the greatest party decades,” he said after the show. “And during our research, we saw that a lot of groupies in the Seventies were wearing vintage pieces from the Twenties, so it made sense.” He nodded to the flapper generation with drop-waist dresses, scalloped hemlines and beaded fringing on sequined dresses, while leopard shearling coats, jewel-toned lamé and a belted smoking jackets in gold foil paid homage to glam-rock divas.

 

A trio of looks with the collaged features of Cher, Debbie Harry or Liza Minelli were tongue-in-cheek cool — the kind of kitsch that only Holland can pull off. And the full-on sex appeal of a rubberized red lace pencil skirt was amplified by the black lace bralette and fluffy tiger coat that accompanied it.

By  on February 20, 2016

Henry Holland hangs out with enough party girls to know precisely what they want to wear for a night on the town. This season, after seeing the Sonia Delaunay exhibition at the Tate Modern, he was moved to bring together the Twenties and the Seventies in a fun, dance-floor-ready mashup.

 

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