February 6, 2008
Life is good and busy in New York City this week. There is lots to do and see. So far highlights for me are –
The Madame Gres Exhibit at the Museum at FIT. I am just in awe, it is incredible to observe the progression of a designer’s career presented with such care and gravitas. It is such a privilege to see the incredibly intricate works of art that Gres created herself.
A gorgeous presentation by Y & Kei at the New York Public Library. The runway was square, reflecting the shape of the atrium at the Library. An evocative soundtrack, knotted ponytails, silvery florals and structured wool jackets left a definite impression on me.
…adorable fall knits by Twinkle
…grids of Swarovski crystals at Jeremy Laing
dancing with the hipsters in a haze of cigarette smoke at the Alexander Wang after party…
…rich Russian fashions marching by at Terexov
…inexplicable bath-mat vests over pretty dresses at Iodice
waiting in an endless line of impatient people at Ports 1961… only to be turned away at the door… the combination of a guestlist too long and a damp crabby evening
… a great conversation with Jill of This Is My Lab
… enjoyed observing a few Canadian fashion industry notables attending the tents for Cynthia Steffe… the clothes were just okay…
… exchanging a smile with Agyness Deyn and Coco Rocha behind the tent today!
There is still 2 more days full of stuff to do. Forgive the lack of sketchbookery, as soon as I come back to my scanner in Toronto I have a ton of material to work my way through.