Look 4: The Fox

Autumn Winter 2019 / 2020

This ensemble is the heart of the collection, representing the prince’s first friendship on Earth with a humble fox under an apple tree. The fox enlightens the boy about human relationships and reveals how love makes us less wild and unknown to each other: “if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…”

 

Although the fox only appears briefly in the novella, he leaves an indelible mark on the prince, and this is reflected in the subtlety of the look; the Edwardian shoulderpads of the ensemble hint at the fox’s ears, and the reddish silk lining is a nod to the animal’s fur. Friendship isn’t about engulfing the other party; it’s a consistent exchange, and the lining indicates how the fox remains close to the prince, long after they’ve said goodbye.

Jacket: Silk brocade lined with silk satin with hand-knitted closures

Pant: Silk brocade

“It was then that the fox appeared.
“Good morning,” said the fox.”
“Good morning,” the little prince answered politely, though when he turned around he saw nothing.
“I’m here,” the voice said, “under the apple tree.”
“Who are you?” the little prince asked. “You’re very pretty . . .”
“I’m a fox,” the fox said.
“Come and play with me,” the little prince proposed. “I’m feeling so sad.”
“I can’t play with you,” the fox said. “I’m not tamed.”
“Ah! Excuse me,” said the little prince. But upon re-flection he added, “What does tamed mean?”

“It’s something that’s been too often neglected. It means, ‘to create ties’. . .”
“ ‘To create ties’?”
“That’s right,” the fox said. “For me you’re only a little boy just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you have no need of me, either. For you I’m only a fox like a hundred thou-sand other foxes. But if you tame me, we’ll need each other. You’ll be the only boy in the world for me. I’ll be the only fox in the world for you . . .” (Source)

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Look 4

This ensemble is the heart of the collection, representing the prince’s first friendship on Earth with a humble fox under an apple tree. The fox enlightens the boy about human relationships and reveals how love makes us less wild and unknown to each other: “if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…”

 

Although the fox only appears briefly in the novella, he leaves an indelible mark on the prince, and this is reflected in the subtlety of the look; the Edwardian shoulderpads of the ensemble hint at the fox’s ears, and the reddish silk lining is a nod to the animal’s fur. Friendship isn’t about engulfing the other party; it’s a consistent exchange, and the lining indicates how the fox remains close to the prince, long after they’ve said goodbye.

Materials

Jacket: Silk brocade lined with silk satin with hand-knitted closures

Pant: Silk brocade

Reference

“It was then that the fox appeared.
“Good morning,” said the fox.”
“Good morning,” the little prince answered politely, though when he turned around he saw nothing.
“I’m here,” the voice said, “under the apple tree.”
“Who are you?” the little prince asked. “You’re very pretty . . .”
“I’m a fox,” the fox said.
“Come and play with me,” the little prince proposed. “I’m feeling so sad.”
“I can’t play with you,” the fox said. “I’m not tamed.”
“Ah! Excuse me,” said the little prince. But upon re-flection he added, “What does tamed mean?”

“It’s something that’s been too often neglected. It means, ‘to create ties’. . .”
“ ‘To create ties’?”
“That’s right,” the fox said. “For me you’re only a little boy just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you have no need of me, either. For you I’m only a fox like a hundred thou-sand other foxes. But if you tame me, we’ll need each other. You’ll be the only boy in the world for me. I’ll be the only fox in the world for you . . .” (Source)