Jun. 16


Perfect Setting

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne.  As you may know, I can’t resist the occasional fashion post.

This time, I have to share my favorite looks for resort wear by Douglas Hannant, primarily because he chose such an inspired setting to showcase his designs.

Most of the clothing had a nautical or 40′s feel (with lots of red, white and blue), making his choice of the WWII aircraft carrier/museum the Intrepid a sublime location for his fashion show.

The macho airplanes next to the lovely models created  such an interesting  juxtaposition.

Here are my favorites. 

A look at just one of the many planes on board the ship illustrates the designer’s inspiration.  Love seeing the creative connection.

To see more click on over to the New York Social Diary.  All photos from there.

May. 04


SNEAK PEEK: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty At The Met

by Lynn Byrne

By Lynn Byrne. In a word: Go.

I know my beat is not fashion but with such incredible beauty and creativity in one place, it really can’t be missed.

I went yesterday to the Met members’ preview. It was so jammed that I never saw a “no photographs” sign. Lucky for you folks, because I managed to snap a few shots before I was told to put my camera away. Imagine–a butterfly headdress.

The bodice of this dress is made from red dyed medical slides.  

This gown is fashioned from razor clam shells.  

These outfits are from McQueen’s graduation collection. Entitled, “Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims,” the clothes incorporate human hair. 

An exhibition plaque quotes McQueen as saying he designs from the side, so that he can address our “lumps and”bumps.” His masterful touch is seen in this sleek coat. 

These clothes feature a jellyfish. 

This gown includes duck feathers painted gold.  

The art of Hieronymus Bosch inspired the pattern on this dress. Don’t miss the shoes.

That is all I have. I know just a tease–and often a blurry one at that. There were many galleries of clothing to view. This is only a nick off the surface.

My favorite part of the exhibition, however, was an amazing hologram of Kate Moss. It blew me away. I found this video on You Tube that is similar. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIcsYBZSQ48]

If you can’t make it, the cloth bound catalog is comprehensive and sure to be a collectors’ item, especially among the fashion set.

Back to interiors, and my last post on Kips Bay 2011 tomorrow. 

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