This morning we got stuck in the elevator at the New Museum.
We were claustrophobic and a little panicked, but admiring Andre J’s sequined turban. Thankfully, Carine’s covergirl took charge and rang the alarm.
Once in the Sky Room on the museum’s eighth floor, we were greeted with a sea of Wayfarers, a handful of bowler hats and Niki Taylor filming Make Me A Supermodel. But even with the celebrities and well-knowns in the room, it was Tyson Beckford whose entrance brought the noise level down to about a 2, and elicited an “Oh my god,” from Andre who was sitting to our right.
Oh, right. The clothes: Form’s A/W ’08 collection was sculpted, “architecture inspired” and almost every hem was asymettrical; there were bias seams, one sleeved dresses and tights pulled over stockings (which were sort of awkward at the beginning but we sort of loved it by the end). And more of the hot pink we’ve been loving through this season’s runway swirl (even on lips!)
The clothes were eye-catching – but maybe a little hard to wear without a runway, pulsing techno and a 5’11” body to drape it onto.
Other runway sightings: Snoods, muffs and a cross between a ponytail and a pompadour with a single, super long purplish-black extension stuck in the middle.
Leven Ramblin loved it, and we love her. But when the elevator got stuck again after the show ended, she yelled, “All the fatties have to get off!”
We hope she was joking…
Andre J. and Trey.