Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Junya Wantanabe s/s 2009 vs. Carmen Miranda

I was watching this Carmen Miranda video and I was reminded of the Junya Wantanabe s/s 2009 collection. Even though the models wear flowers/grass/whatever that is, I still see a resemblance to Carmen Miranda's fruit hats. For those of you know don't know, Carmen Miranda is a Portuguese born Brazilian samba singer and actress most popular in the 1940s and 1950s. She appeared in motion pictures- always clad with a hat topped with tropical fruit- for which she is iconically known for til this day.