Saturday, September 11, 2004

Love is in the Air

Ah Spring. The season always conjures up images of renewal, love, and romance, and romance seems to be on the minds of many New York designers as they unveil their collections. In the Olympus Fashion Week, 'The Official Program', there was a section, 'It's About...' and Alice Roi admitted to the editors, "This season embodies a seventies romance and is punctuated by re-interpreted classics". In her appealing show this morning, she sent out boy meets girl shrunken blazers, trousers, oxford shirts, and cashmere sweaters, along with sweet jumpers and lace or tulle dresses."

At the end, the soundtrack quickly changed to John Lennon's romantic, "Woman" and as if on cue, a male guest seated in the front row raised a large placard with the words, "Will you marry me?" Needless to say, the audience went wild, and Alice seemed overcome with emotion and truly surprised. I have a feeling this is one time when the young designer will hardly care what the post show reviews are. Oh, and let's just hope she said, 'Yes!"

Posted by Marilyn Kirschner

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