Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Glam and the Glamorous from New York

New York Spring 2008 Fashion Week has begun. We started last night at Tom Ford's very elegant and refined men's store on Madison Avenue for a book party honoring Marilyn Minter's new monograph. We love how thorough Tom Ford is: the traffic cones outside the store were painted white (but, of course, no vulgar orange neon cones here!) and all of the waiters had slicked side parted hair - very 1930's slightly sinister movie actor.

Today we were at FIT's Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion honoring Alber Elbaz. We have long admired Mr. Elbaz's talents from the time he started at Guy Laroche, went on to YSL and now at Lanvin. He gave a very beautiful, thoughtful, funny and extremely kind speech. What he said about women, aging and the pursuit of perfection should be published in every magazine. I think everyone there wanted to give him a hug!

And can we just say how beautiful Demi Moore is in person?

Now down to what Fashion week is really all about: the fashion!

RARE vintage has two beautiful gowns from two New York designers.

The glam is a 1975 Norma Kamali jersey dress in dusty rose. The label is Kamali New York and predates her OMO Norma Kamali line. This is when she had a store on Madison Avenue. It is a very sexy one shoulder body revealing gown. The train can be worn down or there is a loop for your finger in case you want to dance like you were at Studio 54! Size 4. SOLD

The glamorous is a Scaasi Boutique from the 1980s. It is a strapless silk gown with voided velvet flowers that drapes very seductively around the body ending in a stiff tulle underskirt. But best of all are the enormous black silk bows running down the back. Size 4/6.

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