Fashion Week Observed
To Dawn Goldworm, a stuffy nose is not an inconvenience — it brings her life to a screeching halt.
“I can’t work when I have a cold,” she said. “Because I see through smell, a cold changes my whole world to black and white. I’m completely insufferable.”
She’s not just speaking in metaphor, either. Dawn and her twin sister Samantha each have a neurological condition called synesthesia, which causes the way they perceive sensory input to blend together. As Dawn explains it, they don’t just smell odors — they see them. A hint of fragrance translates into more than just a scent, they experience colors and textures as well.
There was a steady drizzle falling by the time yesterday’s Thakoon show began at Pace Gallery on 25th Street, a midway point between Milk Studios and Lincoln Center. And while the indoor Chelsea space kept the show from being hampered by the weather, such was not the case for the final match in Flushing Meadows Read More
Last night was the Met’s annual Costume Institute Gala, and this year’s theme was “The American Woman.” This meant Oprah, who cohosted, plus lots of designer collaborations with the Gap, whose Patrick Robinson was the evening’s third cohost.
Further reflections on Americana: The American Woman is polite–according to Cathy Horyn, most guests Read More
On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will once again swell with celebrities, socialites and fashion editors for the annual Costume Institute Gala to kick off the this year’s exhibit titled “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.” But since this year Gap is the official sponsor and Gap creative director Patrick Robinson is honorary co-chair Read More
Thakoon’s most famous client, First Lady Michelle Obama, didn’t shut down any avenues to make an appearance at his Monday afternoon show at Eyebeam. But the packed house made it look as if she had.
Many in the standing-room-only crowd nodded appreciatively at the Thai-born, Omaha-raised designer’s draped fabrics and eye-popping prints, worn by Read More
A new documentary about Carla Bruni, which includes footage of the beginning of the ex-model’s relationship with the then-still-married President Sarkozy, will premiere in France on New Years Day. [Telegraph via Style.com]
High-end LA boutique Tracey Ross, which carried lines like Derek Lam and Thakoon, has shut down. [P6] Read More
Designers including Isaac Mizrahi, Carolina Herrera, and Betsey Johnson have submitted to Women’s Wear Daily sketches of the dresses they’d like to design for Michelle Obama for the Inauguration Ball on January 20. [WWD]
Zac Posen is reportedly at work on several lower-priced diffusion lines. [FWD]
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Target confirmed yesterday that Thakoon Panichgul is set to design its next diffusion line, which will arrive in stores in September and be available through January. [WWD]
Despite causing a stir with her case of fashionably saggy jeans, Katie Holmes will not be designing her own line of clothing according Read More