When I was living in NYC, I happened upon an exhibit featuring an eccentric fashion icon named Iris Apfel. The exhibit was called Rare Bird, a title that only begins to describe the collection of clothes that were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
I became enamored with Iris — along with half of New York City, I presume — and was recently thinking back on the experience with awe. Then the other day, I found this GREAT video of Iris being interviewed and filmed while shopping.
My favorite thing about Iris Apfel is that she views fashion with so much energy and shows no fear in doing what she wants with it!
New York Fashion Week Fall 2010 has begun!
During this week, Bryant Park transforms into a sea of white tents, and the fashion industry gathers to await this season’s runway shows. Designers from all around the world come to show off their latest collections.
So far, Monique Lhuillier’s Asian-warrior inspired collection is, without a doubt, my favorite collection. As in all of Lhuillier’s collections, there were a handful of beautiful evening gowns, and the two below were my favorites. These elegant, form fitting, strapless gowns would look amazing on any Hollywood actress walking the red carpet at the Oscars. I love how both of these gowns have rosettes that taper down the base of each dress.
Monique Lhuillier red strapless taffeta gown with rosettes on the skirt….
Monique Lhuillier copper strapless taffeta gown with a sleek rosette pattern…