Ankle monitor: Anna Delvey, who inspired the series “Inventing Anna”, a hit on Netflix, was featured in the fall of the British magazine “ES” and called attention only for her curious trajectory, which involved, between farces and confusion, 12 years of chain.
For those who don’t remember, Anna went through a German heiress and infiltrated the elite of New York, in the United States, in search of fame and status — and conquered.
In a publication dedicated to fashion, Delvey surprises to appear in the layers showing off his electronic lathe. In one of them, only the region next to the magazine cover, with emphasis on the equipment — such as in order to monitor its home prison — embroidered with its initials in rhinestones.
Who would say that a prison accessory could be fashion? A few years ago, in reality, it was said. As absurd as it may seem.
From Paris to Lindsay
It started two years 2000, in which the international tabloids had their muse names like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears. More precisely, they took advantage of two slips to return the brackets that would attract the repercussions desired by them.
As soon as Paris was more discreet about the use of the anklets, Lohan called attention for turning it into a fashionista item.
In 2007, when using the accessory — almost criminal — to monitor the consumption of alcohol, the actress of “Meninas Malvadas” posed as an electronic device in various events. I tied myself up in red rugs, when I wasn’t hiding under long dresses and high boots. At “US Weekly” I brought together “style tips” about how she dressed or dressed.
One of the most iconic photos starring the actress traces her wearing a bikini in a pink top, while she was sure of her Cybershot camera in one of her hands, a water bottle in another. As soon as it is, or Tornezelo it provided us with an almost cyborg aesthetic. It’s not out of law.
At the time, Lohan was determined to be under the influence of alcohol, possessing cocaine and having a criminal record in Los Angeles, in the United States.
To tabloids for fashion
The frenzy behind this problematic celebrity image emerged on the catwalks. Also in 2007, Karl Lagerfeld performed the runway show for Chanel’s Spring Ready-to-Wear 2008 collection. On the catwalk, some of the models appeared wearing bags held close to the feet. Like a camouflaged electronic winch.
When asked by a journalist if he thought he might have been inspired by Lindsay Lohan, or a stylist, who died in 2019, he replied: “I love Lindsay. Everyone knows that,” he began.
“Somehow it was, yeah. It’s a place that no one uses [accessories]. We have bracelets and eyeglasses, but no one uses two lathes around. It could be something to wear or lipstick, keys and credit cards.”
Yes, none of this seems normal. Much less should. But it often happens: as in an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, in which a mugshot – a portrait taken in prison – of Khloé Kardashian appears framed by a frame in the living room of her mother, Kris Jenner.
In 2007, Twitter was not so strong. Which may have eased the way for Lagerfeld’s Chanel. Gucci, in turn, was not so lucky.
For the Spring/Summer 2020 collection, the brand led by creative director Alessandro Michele dared to launch its own anklets.
The idea of the Italian brand was to launch an accessory attached to the legs in which lipsticks could be stored, presented on the catwalk to include the beauty products of Gucci Beauty. However, the reactions of users on the social network raged: “So now we are glorifying house arrest?”, questioned one of them.
Another quipped: “Want to look like a billionaire under house arrest but don’t have billions or an electronic anklet? Gucci helps you.”
Accessory is back on trend
More subtle but less criminal, anklets seem to be experiencing a moment recently. In the scenes of the “Sex and The City” reboot, Carrie Bradshaw appears with a Fendi bag attached to her ankle – something extremely similar to what Gucci and Chanel did.
Will the character played by Sarah Jessica Parker become the target of twitters? Unlikely. A trend will be born, if the new seasons have the same impact as the original series. including JW Anderson’s pigeon-shaped bag.
On other catwalks, ankle accessories appear as instruments to hold pants in style, as Alaia did. Ricardo Tisci’s Burberry sandals tie to the same region of the body as the accessory.