“Ecstacy” was splattered all over skirts, coats, and scarves in the Fall 2019 collection of Escada. In this instance, “Ecstacy” referred to the controversial R-rated film that legendary actress Hedy Lamarr starred in which was released back in 1933. One of her scenes in the film is believed to be one of the first times female orgasm was portrayed on screen. This season, the beloved Ms. Lamar, who beyond her acting career was also the genius behind the foundation of Bluetooth technology and WiFi, was designer Niall Sloan‘s muse. This explains the countless 40s silhouettes that dominated the line, be it in an incredibly chic stark white incarnation or another in dark royal green decorated with prints of molecules and atoms. Lamar’s signature fabulous flair for glamour came in the more colorfully-printed numbers with marabou feather trim and a whole lot of draping. In choosing an icon of both Hollywood and Science, Sloan further exemplified his own revolution at Escada: to give more focus to powerful women.
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