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Quote Of The Day: Hadley Freeman On The Return Of Shoulder Pads

Not even when “Bad” was at its baddest was dressing like [Michael] Jackson really what I would call “fashionable.”... But now it’s the most fashionable look you can go for, thanks to Balmain and its stiff, heavily embellished military-style jackets...Which brings us to Dynasty. Yes, yes, you all know about the return of shoulder pads. Nicolas Ghesquière has taken this trend to its natural conclusion with his collection at Balenciaga... The fact that his deep, plush, plunging evening dresses—with, of course, shoulder pads—were shown with that ultimate eighties staple, polka-dot tights, made me love them even more.

"Free Speech: Hadley Freeman On Michael Jackson And Peaches ‘N Cream", Style.com
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