You are Salvador Dali’s pet ocelot, an exotic feline wrenched against your will from the wilds of South America, forced into studded collar and leash to be paraded as a spectacle at your surrealist master’s side while he entertains the demi-monde of Manhattan.
Well, Dali, your sweet, fierce Babou ain’t taking it no more. You should know that a cat belongs to no one and this ocelot is finally growing claws. This then, is Karen Walker’s inspiration for Autumn 2017. This is Babou’s Revenge.
Karen Walker’s Babou is a wildcat straight off the pampas making her way in the big city. Washed denims, Sunday-best white shirting and floaty diaphanous dresses riffle through the back-catalog of Karen Walker’s greatest hits when it comes to their detailing; pintucks and volume, pearl buttons and gold arrow zippers, tassels and bold stitching. The collection is anchored by another Karen Walker signature – masculine tailoring. Proof that revenge doesn’t always have to be sweet.
Babou’s Revenge by Karen Walker is available in-store and online at karenwalker.com now.