In BlogJanuary 10th, 2011
Best wishes for a happy and fashionable New Year!
Much as I admired Carine Roitfeld, I am super-excited that Emmanuelle Alt will be the new editor in chief of Vogue Paris. I love her cool, boyish, rock-and-roll style.
Charles LeDray’s retrospective at the Whitney is totally inspiring. I remember the first time I saw his tiny hand-made clothing sculptures displayed on the floor of the Guggenheim Soho for the Art/Fashion exhibition in 1997. I told him, “Mr. LeDray, I love your work,” and he said, “Thanks very much – we’ll search your bag on the way out.” There is something so poetic and mysterious about constructions like Overcoat (2004), a miniature coat lined with even tinier garments. You’d think that designers would be inspired by his disintegrating jacket, shirt, and toe ensemble. Of course, the straitjacket is incredible.