"Here were women who actually have the wherewithal to purchase the clothes that are sent down the couture runways. They have the bearing and the experience to maneuver a flight of stairs wearing a gown with a significant train without having to glance down or hike the dress up to their knees. These women don't walk; they glide because they have years of practice. And while many of them are as lithe as runway models, others have hips and cleavage. Some are even plump."--Robin Givhan on the opening of "The Art of Weightlessness," the Fashion Institute of Technology's exhibit on Ralph Rucci, maker of "$2,000 pants, $1,000 shirts"
Go Fug Yourself
VAN SMITH (1945-2006)
Photo: David Marc Fischer
Friday, January 26, 2007
FRIDAY FASHION...OR SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL? Highlights are indented.