Thursday, February 13, 2014

NY Fashion Week: It’s not just an exhibition, it’s a competition

Who would’ve guessed the entire universe would be a-twitter over Lady M’s dinner frock? Ah well, it is New York Fashion Week: when a young men’s fancy turns to runway dreams.

Thom-Browne-Fall-2014-Menswear-Collection-Tom-Lorenzo-Site%20(0)Dreams, nightmares - what difference, at this point, does it make?

I know it conflicts with the Sochi Olympics, butt what’s more important - a once-every-4-year event in which the world’s finest athletes gather to compete for their countries and hopefully win a place on the medal podium, or a semi-annual  runway competition to see who can make anorexic girls (and boys) look the most fantastically foolish?

blonds-spring-2014-runway-showthom-browne-spring-2014-runway-showSo much creativity, so few gold medals for effort

The last 2 pictures, above, are from Thom Browne’s Fall 2014 women’s collection. His menswear offerings (below) may shed more light on the, uh, “challenging” aspects of his women’s collection.

Screenshot Studio capture #1743Yes, these are from the men’s collection

I think Thom intends to capitalize on his Big White connections:

At a luncheon held in the East Room, the ceremony honored representatives in every category of design from architecture to technology, butt the fashion design is always the most anticipated announcement. This year the honor went to Thom Browne, an outstanding American designer who reinvented the men’s shrunken suit,


to land one of those juicy government contracts reserved for preferred capitalist cronies, to design the uniforms for our new civilian national security force:

thom-browne-2014-spring-summer-mens collection-9“Just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded”

Yes, that’s lipstick on the toy soldiers. And if you have a problem with that you’re probably a racist homophobe.

Other designers presented more traditional (by comparison) offerings. This little number, for example, from the ever creative Betsy Johnson, perhaps paying homage to one of her early role models:

phylis dillerPhyllis?

No silly! Not Phyllis Diller, Lady M!

mo black sparkle gown2Black sparkles and “statement” necklace practically scream “NY Fashion Week”

So, to pick up our spirits after the inevitable post State Dinner let down – and to commemorate NY Fashion Week’s wrap up – I’m introducing a new, this weekend only, Olympic fashion event: “Who Wore it Better”

I see Sara B already kicked this competition off yesterday with this submission:

sarab's who wib

Here is my own offering for the French State Dinner gown “Who Wore it Better” challenge:

Screenshot Studio capture #1741Lady M or Cinderella?

Be sure to tune in this weekend, when our competition heats up… all previous frocks are fair game and it will be a participation sport. So do your homework, as MOTUS intends to lay low and watch the Olympics. 

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