Monday, June 25, 2018

Versace Offers Candy and Heartthrobs

Early 2000s teen rom-com hair 

When I watched the Versace SS19 Menswear show, the model with the center-parted hair and the choker struck me. That early 2000s nostalgia thing was hitting me. I suddenly saw Chad Michael Murray’s character in Freaky Friday (2003). 

The whole look—complete with belly-button-revealing shirt—was so early 2000s. Chad Michael Murray ‘s look from that movie was influenced by the style of hard rock singer Scott Stapp from Creed that was rooted in post-grunge.  Of course Chad Michael Murray’s look was filtered through the teen heartthrob lens. I could already hear the guitar arpeggios when I saw the Versace model. Sexiness defined this look above all else. The skin baring is classic Versace. Sexy details continued on a model in a patchwork sweater with two hem slits revealing each pelvic bone. The pants artfully sagged exposing his Versace boxer briefs. 

Then that odd nostalgic feeling returned. There were two models wearing their hair in brunette bowl cuts. I could see no one else but late 90s/early 2000s star Josh Harnett. Their loose monochromatic suits were delicious colors that looked like they  came out of a package of Sour Patch Kids candies. 

Donatella Versace definitely brought the sexy, but it was my youth that she tapped into by using candy colors and models who kindled late 90s/early 2000s heartthrobs. I miss the late 90s and early 2000s and I never get tired of returning to that pleasant place. 

Sweater with sexy slits

Candy Color lime

Candy Color pink 

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