Monday, September 09, 2002

Chic Bargains:

The eternally chic and elegant Carolina Herrera, was host at a tea and sale of her vintage clothing at Sotheby's. The event, which benefited Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and was held on the 10th floor of the famed auction house (with an outdoor garden as backdrop - see photo above) featured some of Carolina's timeless evening gowns (circa l982 to present). The assortment, which featured many of Ms. Herrera's signatures (feather trim, tuxedo detailing, black and white, razor sharp tailoring, important necklines, etc.) were wonderfully priced....many were $150-$200...a few exceptional pieces went only as high as $500. Now, that's what I call a bargain!

I asked the 'Best Dressed' designer, what I could expect to find at next week's spring/summer 2003 show, which is scheduled for September 18th...she didn't want to give too much away, but did say it would be "elegant but exotic", and quickly pointed out that this didn't mean peasant blouses would appear on the runway (as we all know, they are OVER!!!!!).

For the record - I could not agree more with Robin Givhan.....The Williams sisters are amazing athletes, and obviously have an eye and love for fashion. Many of their designs on court have been terrific, and very appropriate. Serena really got it wrong this time...unlike big sister Venus, whose pleated all American number was right on the money!

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