The Baroque era has emerged once more this season, with designers such as Dolce and Gabbana and Balmain taking inspiration from this period in art. (I actually bought this dress about two years ago, because I loved the black and gold brocade)
The Baroque period started in 1600 and last till about 1750, spreading itself throughout Europe. Baroque symbolised prosperity, power, and a way of making an quite an impression. Palaces, music, art, architecture all took influence from this period, making it one of the most exquisite, and decadent phases in art history. The Palace of Versailles is one of the most beautiful palaces to emerge from this period, and is filled with the most beautiful artefacts to match. It’s therefore no surprise that fashion has taken influence from this decadent place in art history, and used it to create a woman who wants to be noticed, a woman who is strong, and wishes to make her presence known to all.
I love how Balmain have give the Baroque woman a rock ‘n’ roll edge. At Dolce and Gabbana, they play with a woman’s silhouette, embracing and celebrating every curve of a woman’s body, as only Dolce and Gabbana can do.