I’m terribly jealous that you were invited to his 40th anniversary bash. He’s my favorite designer. Did you see that article in the times yesterday about Thom Browne being the anti-ralph lauren? To put those two in context together is blasphemy. I did take a few photos of some male models in their underwear on 5th avenue in front of armani exchange yesterday. Only during fashion week! http://flickr.com/photos/7246618@N02/
I love the interpretation – the print is beautiful and coupled with the hat, it is something straight from the runways of Marni or Prada. The straw hat is the pinache for me – it adds a certain impressionist levity to it, as if she were working in the famous paintings of hay stacks. Her shoes are a bit too literal, however.
I was just about to ask: WHAT IS THIS? when I noticed that someone else has asked already. Some people take this ‘Asian’ style to the edge of ridiculousness. NO ONE in Asia walks the street like that, unless of course they are coming from a bath-house.