Spawn of Balenciaga
With only a couple more days of runway shows left in New York, the fashion pack is getting a little loopy. As one fashion wag noted as she prepared to sit through her umpteenth show of the week, "I'm so tired of hearing the b.s. that comes out of my mouth!" Oh, but we're not. We thoroughly enjoy listening to the various bits of trend analysis spewed forth in front of all the roving TV cameras. We have no idea where most of the camera crews are from, but frankly it doesn't matter. Under the fashion tents, everybody interviews everyone else about the trends and what will be the hottest this or that for the coming season. And you thought there was a conspiracy!
Right now, the fashion world is crowded with a lot of designers who all seem to be channeling
Balenciaga, or at least as interpreted recently by Nicolas Ghesquiere. If we see another voluminous swing coat, our head is going to explode. And if another designer sends a dress down the runway covered in little sculpted roses, honestly, we're going to leap onto the runway and start ripping them off one by one.
We blame a lot of this billowing nonsense on Sofia Coppola, whose film about Maria Antoinette is supposed to be a "visual feast" and has the fashion industry salivating over the possibility of women powdering their hair and wearing hoop skirts.
By the way, we saw Sofia at the Anna Sui show Wednesday night, and she was not wearing anything remotely billowing.
We chatted up actress Tamara Tunie from Law and Order: SVU at the Y & Kei show. Y & who? Yes well, it's a cute little collection filled with voluminous dresses and pleated tops that we popped in to see because we are both hard-working and curious. We were wondering if Tamara used a stylist, since she is an actress and that's what actresses do. She said she does when she has some big red carpet event, but in general she manages to dress herself just fine. She was looking quite stylish, by the way, in cropped black pants and black boots, a silver gray blazer and a very hip fedora. Tamara also arrived all by herself -- no posse, no entourage ---and she came by subway. We love a celebrity who is one with the commoners.
Tamara had been in DC for a Creative Coalition party during the Congressional Black Caucus weekend. She had nothing but good things to say about the city and, of course, that made us love her even more.
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Posted by: Julie Fredrickson | September 14, 2006 4:15 PM
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