IN OUR NEWEST SHOPPING SERIES, V GUESS WHAT THE STYLE ICONS OF YESTERYEAR WOULD COLLECT CIRCA NOW
Because popular culture has us inevitably compare ‘it’ girls and boys to figures who are now considered revered mavericks (e.g. Maria Baibakova is "the Peggy Guggenheim of Russia," James Franco is "the 21st century James Dean," Scarlett Johansson emulating Marilyn Monroe in the latest Dolce & Gabbana beauty campaigns with a total nonchalance), V were inspired to come up with a list of our own: What would these past style scions shop for, should they have been the youths of today?
First up: Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France, subliminally immortalized by Kirsten Dunst in Sofia Coppola’s 2006 biopic, known for her epic sartorial choices... And that unfortunate misquote. If Antoinette's style inspired a let-them-eat-cake attitude, it would undoubtedly influence everyone from the nouveau riche to the nouveau cheap. Being the girly yet feisty figurine she was, she'd probably have an art collection that touched on the tasteful side of tacky, jewelry to truly die for, an enviable wardrobe filled with decadent designs, gardening tools made in Austria bitte, and perhaps a Vespa in mint green just to carry a splash of Versailles' walls wherever she would go. Because being frivolous and fun will always be à la mode.