Friday, July 07, 2006

莎翁教穿衣

由於從不否認自己是不折不扣的購物狂,於是有很多人問我,有沒有穿衣之道共享之。
哪有資格。
不如看看莎士比亞是怎樣教人穿衣的。

以下兩小段摘錄自其四大悲劇之一Hamlet《哈姆雷特》,中譯部份出自朱生豪先生(世界書局):

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not express'd in fancy;Rich, not gaudy;
For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
And they in France of the best rank and station
Are of a most select and generous chief in that.

儘你的財力購製貴重的衣服,
可是不要炫新立異,必須富麗而不浮豔,
因為服裝往往可以表現人格;
法國的名流政要,
在這一點上是特別注重的。

特別喜歡莎翁說「服裝往往可以表現人格」──看看一身Dior Monogram Trench Coat打扮的美女主播張寶華,真是美豔不可方物中外記者裡前無古人但很可能後有來者,兼應了江澤民主席對伊的評價。

For youth no less becomes
The light and careless livery that it wears
Than settled age his sables and his weeds,
Importing health and graveness.

因為年輕人應該裝束得華麗瀟灑一些,
表示他的健康活潑,
正像老年人應該裝束得樸素大方一些,
表示他的矜嚴凝重一樣。


六十歲以上的女人,穿得最好看的,非鄧蓮如女男爵莫屬。
陳方安生站在她身邊都顯得笨拙。
真納悶她怎可以保持如此苗條?
而六十歲以上的男人,穿得最好看的,我所親眼見過的應該是退休上訴庭法官。
晨早九時約了他在Conrad大堂等,法官大人身穿三件頭西裝,左襟配上小方巾,頭髮一絲不苟,鬍子刮得乾乾淨淨,皮鞋亮得發光。
到底法官大人是幾點鐘起床更衣的呢?

亦舒也經常教人如何穿衣。
她經常說,穿貂皮大衣要穿得像牛仔褲那樣隨意瀟灑,而穿牛仔褲則要穿得像貂皮大衣那樣高貴大方。
這真是高難度動作。
環顧香港名氣界,僅張曼玉小姐做得到。
這不光關係你花多少錢和時間在打扮上面;更關係你的品味氣質配搭之類。
有些人恐怕窮一生精力也做不到。

我們的高妹常常把花園街$9.9的小背心和$29.9的紗裙穿得如女模行天橋般高貴,大家不妨研究一下,其結果應可寫成一則三千字的碩士論文。

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