A Note About Pre-Fall 2011

Leandra Medine | January 11, 2011

Every so often my heart palpitates as I revisit an on-going nightmare: what if I run out of MR material? But then Style.com comes to my rescue and showcases the most recent collections. Yesterday, Pre-Fall put my fears to rest for but another season. It’s like my favorite designers are crafting with me in mind. I guess my telekinetic powers are finally working.

Below, find my favorite from the Pre-Fall collections that hit Style.com yesterday.

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Kidding! Tricked ya sucka! It would be very unbecoming of a woman who calls herself The Man Repeller to list a bodycon mini dress as her source of broom-cracking inspiration. Though I will admit I’m partial toward the navy/black leather combination present here.

And onto less trivial things:

Yesterday, Proenza Schouler’s tie-dye knickers on steroids almost threw me into a coma.

 True, they’re not photographed here, but look at the sublime print mixing!

Perfect to you, incomprehensible to the average male specimen. Which makes them all the better. These images also suggest that I may have to neglect my yeshiva complex and jump on the duty train.

Celine’s denim-on-denim ensembles had Canadian Tuxedo consummates with Phoebe Philo, then goes for a jog written all over them.

 And on a more metallic note:

Evidently, baby heels are here to stay. That aside though, I’d sell my organs on the black market for the sake of those pants and coat. I’m sorry to see there’s a dead animal coming out of the left model’s clutch, though. Talk about fashion road kill!

Chanel kicked it back old school, drawing inspiration from the 70s with an Amy Winehouse-inspired bee-hive flair:

Check out the exposed shoulders…sexy town.

Chanel kicked it back decades earlier with the final two looks, that took a cue from the Cleopatra era:

Good Passover dressing inspiration, if you know what I’m saying. Oh, you don’t? Moses, Pharaoh, eh? eh? Guess you had to be there. Yes it’s true, I saw that sea split with my own two dilated pupils!

Counterfunctionality was the name of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s game.

Because, you know, it’s warm enough to wear a lightweight pea coat, short-sleeves and mini skirts sans tights but damn you, if I don’t have my fur arm-warmers on I may die of hypothermia.

Finally, we look to Alexander no Wang, who dressed his models like Danny Zuko

And didn’t bother to tailor said digs to fit their bodies!

Oh sweet mother of John Travolta, I can’t wait to own you.

  • Good stuff!! You're hilarious. I can't wait to see your outfits inspired by all these genius collection… I LOVE THE Proenza Schouler collection the most.

  • ME. TOO.

  • Those are definitely man repeller items 🙂

  • I was just saying this morning that I needed arm warmers. It seems I've found the solution.

  • Your blog is incredible! I love love love your hilarious commentary! Celine was amazing, also



  • Would those arm warmers be considered double muffs? Things that sound like vaginas!

  • In love with your blog, I was just going to comment on the previous post (I'm a total B… still working on the Repelling.) but then I noticed you had already posted something else.
    Love. It.



  • Alexander Wang and Chanel… Lust. Want. Need.
    Even if I am only a novice man repeller by your last quiz, these are gorgeous 🙂

  • Love that shade of blue the first dress is in.

  • Honestly I love that the Egyptian thing is coming back I've basically been willing it to happen with my marvelous super mind blowing capabilities for the past 8 months. I'm really into Egyptian jewelry and can't find any yet that I like…here's to the trends may they bring me what I am looking for. (I know I'm nuts, but it's all good.)

  • Great stuff, love the mixed print dresses. Lovely!

  • pea

    haha! If you would have lived in Israel you would have quickly come to the conclusion that anything not 'uber bodycon' is considered here a man repeller and therefore a fashion faux-pas !
    Thank god for the web for finding fellow repellows, as you call them!

  • hahahhahaha.handwarmers are the best:>

  • amazing mixed prints! love your blog, just discovered it a few days ago….
    check out mine at http://www.insightfulbase.com

  • man repelling is my religion

  • I would kill for that last piece, nothing else could make a turtle neck look so good.


  • Great post.

  • Anonymous

    Canadian Tuxedo consummates with Phoebe Philo, then goes for a jog <<< LOL.

  • Dear man repeller, what do you think about this : http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/100129? It's a man repelling minidress!

  • Anonymous

    it never occurred to me that phillip lim's stuff was man repeller gear. hmmm.

  • Well I don't know if you've had a look at Givenchy's pre-fall collection yet, but there's some serious MP business going on there.

  • Have to love the insane print mixing from Proenza – fabulous.

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