I can’t take my eyes off the Aspre sheath dress from RM by Roland Mouret.
I have two Roland Mouret pieces. The first is a skirt from his original namesake line. He quit designing that line in 2005 due to differences with the company owners, who then retained the rights to his name. That’s the big drawback to having investors. Jil Sander knows all about that. Anyway, when I first saw this skirt with the deconstructed flounce at the bottom, I thought, “That’s very weird and kind of ugly … I love it!”
The last time I wore it, a woman I know said, “That’s an interesting skirt.” I said, “Thank you” before realizing that wasn’t necessarily a compliment. Humph. Well, not everyone has great taste like me.
This summer I got a dress from the newer RM by Roland Mouret line. I call this my “sex-ay military nurse dress.” I don’t have a full length picture, but the dress is longer than knee-length, quite tight and has the kind of neckline that caused a friend’s teenage boys to describe me as “the one with the boobs and lipstick.”
The construction of both pieces is amazing — his designs really hold you in. Thanks to that, I don’t feel the need to wear a Spank underneath.
Meanwhile, I’ve been dying to know how involved Mouret is in Victoria Beckham’s clothing line. According to Beckham’s reps, Mouret merely introduced her to a few people and then happily congratulated her on her success “designing” clothes that look a hell of a lot like his. If that’s true, he’s stupidly generous. I hope that he’s actually getting tons of money to do her designs on the down-low. That would be a clever way to finance his own line, and I definitely want to see him stay in business. I love his style, but I’m only going to be buying it from Mouret himself, not Posh Spice.