Tag Archives: Fashion Designers

PARSONS Fashion Graduates do a Run-way Show

A selecet grop of graduates are chosen to show their designs on the runway.

MARGO was chosen to show her designs.  It was a fantastic showing of talented designers.  I loved the show.


My friend MARGO designed this ensemble.

 

Elie Saab: Spring Summer Collection 2017

Elie Saab is definitely one of my favorite designers of all time. She is really into details a thorough designer indeed. Looking at her 2017 Spring Summer Collection I was lost in reverie. WhatR…

 

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FASHION WEEK nyc Feb 2017 • Snow Storm!

I had my DAILY hand delivered……….and I am skipping all SHOWS.  I am not venturing forth into the SNOW.

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I will NOT be in the front row.  Hollywood stars seem to be absent from the front row this year……..the luster of a famous names seems to have faded.

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My friend Margo………and her Dahli Llama made the

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The new BARNEY’S in Chelsea

Renate and I dropped in at BARNEY’S new Chelsea store.

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Is the renovation spectacular………..YES YES YES !!!

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The lunch room……..simple…….elegant…….sophisticated.

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A glass of wine…………….and

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Tuna tartar……perfection.

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Chicken and chips………

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Pizza………too much crust….but tasty.

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The boutiques blend into each other……as do the prices.

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Three different jackets………each about the same price….$2200

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Sweet!  At $1800 not so sweet.

 

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Heels…………$2800…………Renate did NOT buy them.

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RENATE……..a fashion designer……lives in Nice France………but when she is in New York……..we spend the afternoons together……….shopping and eating.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK • Fall 2015 • What women are wearing now

Pick your style……….pick your designer………..get out your charge card………..head to Bloomies………Bergdorf……..Lord&Taylor.…………and the boutiques on Madison Ave…….then STRUTT YOUR STUFF.

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Lots of fur [some faux]……….leather………….lace…………fishnet and some very kinky boots.

ZUOYU SHI……..a student at Parsons School of Design

This week at the “opens studios ” of the fashion students at Parsons School of Design…it was my pleasure to meet a zany…………..funny………….and oh so talented designer……….ZUOYU SHI.

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Her designs are incredible……….edgy and oh so kool!

 

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Mandarin is, of course, her native tongue………but just as fluent in english.

MERCEDES-BENZ FASHION WEEK • Taking the tents down for the last time.

AN ERA IS OVER……….the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents are coming down………and will never be raised again.

New Yorkers who live in the area sued the Metreoplolitasn Opera House………..which takes in $33 million a year  renting out the PUBLIC SPACES.  New Yorkers want their park back……..and they WON!  No more fashion shows under the tents at Lincoiln Center.  Mercedes has withqtawn their corporate sponsorship.

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THE WALL!  No one gets past this wall into the tents without a pass…….and those are nearly impossible to get.  You can’t buy your way in!

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The snow covered tents are in the upper left hand corner.

 

 

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Then tent on the left…….1000 seats.  The SALON on the right………..700 seats.

The tent in the middle………. VIP’S!  Very hard to get into.

 

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By the end of this week……….no trace of the tents will be visible.  The New Yorkers who live around here………….are very happy!.

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK •Fall 2014• Finally, it’s OVER ! ! !

Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, NYC, happens in Lincoln Center twice a year.

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This is THE WALL. Six BOUNCERS…..oops……….ticket checkers………guard the door.  The 1ooo seats in the tent are coveted by fashionistas……….celebrities and buyers from the worlds leading department stores.  You cannot but a ticket for the shows…….it is by invite only.

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This is where it is happening.

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Koch Ballet Theatre on the left.  The Metropolitan Opera House in the Center and Philharmonic Hall on the right.  The cultural center of the upper west side.

 

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We are not here for PRINCE IGOR……..rather the fashion shows on the runways in the tents.

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The tents are put up in DAMROSH PARK next to the Opera House.  It is a public park…….but Lincoln Center takes it over for “Pprivate” affairs [to the tune of $33 million a year]. The local residents in the area have a lawsuit against the Center for usurping their park.  Sooooooo……….how long with the tents be able to take over this space?

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It can cost up to ONE MILLION DOLLARS [like Marc Jacobs paid] for a 12 minute Runway Show.  The tent rental is $60,000 [seats 1000].  If you want a celebrity in your front row………you can get Beyoncé for $100,000.

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This is what the tents look like today.  More than 100,000 people descend on NY for the Fashion Shows, which bring in almost 1 BILLION to the city’s coffers.

Some beautiful people and a bunch of crazed street style peacocks were all over the Plaza…….as you have seen on my blog.

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NY FASHION WEEK •Fall 2014• The Fur is Flying

NY FASHION WEEK • Fall 2014 •   Fur was flying.  Hats…………………. shoes……..coats and handbags.  PETA would have had a “field day” but no protesters seemed to be present.

Designers using fur are: Alexander Mc Queen………Alfred Sung…….Anna Sui………..Arnold Scassi…………Badgley Mischka……….Bally………Balenciaga…………Baby Phat……..Bob Mckie………….Bottega Veneta………Christian Dior………DKNY…….Gucci…….Jason Wu………..Jean Paul Gaultier……..THESE ARE JUST A FEW.  But, FUR is definitely back in fashion.

BARBIE goes to a Fashion Show

I walked  over to Amsterdam Avenue to drop off my dry-cleaning at the Apthorpe Cleaners…….and there in the window was BARBIE.………putting on a Fashion Show.

WOW!  Does that bring back the memories.

 When I worked for E.J.Korvette’s Department Store in 1963 I put on a FASHION SHOW for the new doll sensation………BARBIE.  I hired limousines, rolled out the Red Carpet…..and Barbie was a hit!

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BARBIE made her debut in 1959………an invention of Ruth Handler….one of the owners of MATTEL.

 

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BARBIE is surrounded by many of her friends……Midge, Skipper, Christie.

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It looks like Marilyn Monroe was the model for this doll. “Hello” Mr. President”!

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KEN was named after Ruth Handler’s own son.

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BARBIE has sold over one billion dolls making her the most successful toy in history.

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Katherine Hepburn “look-a-like”…………oh so glam. [Fashion Designers were brought in to design her wardrobe].

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BARBIE has had many profession………..fashion model, firefighter, Dentist, Doctor, astronaut, paleontologist even Presidential Candidate.

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Feminists have protested that BARBIE reinforces sexism.

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Playing with BARBIE seems to enhance a girl’s self- image [and some boys]………expanding their sense of their potential.