Phillip, Andre, Linda, Oh My!

Ed. note: We're backpedaling for a moment, to the last night of New York, before heading back to London. When I said things couldn't get better than
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Ed. note: We're backpedaling for a moment, to the last night of New York, before heading back to London. When I said things couldn't get better than
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Ed. note: We're backpedaling for a moment, to the last night of New York, before heading back to London. When I said things couldn't get better than my night with Narciso, I meant it. But I was wrong. Last night, Linda Fargo and Andre Leon Talley (in a black eyelet robe) hosted a repeat performance of Phillip Lim's SS10 collection for American Express card holders. Prior to the presentation, I was escorted backstage to interview Phillip, slightly better than sneaking past security guards, and snooped around backstage area checking out the sky-high Louboutins and gorgeous clothes up very very close. (And no, I didn't walk away with the sequin pants I had my eye on. I may be sneaky, but not sneaky enough to swipe the clothes right off the models backs just yet.) Inspired by Picasso's collages, Phillip wanted to create a collection that collaged the life of the modern woman. From his opening look, a red "New Suit" made of a techno-poly that can be machine washed but still feels and looks luxe to his closing "cubist" dresses that offer a different view from every angle, he wanted a collection that any woman could see herself in. AmEx and Bergdorf Goodman hoped that the event would educate consumers about New York Fashion Week and inspire them to hit the stores. And based on the post-show conversation and excitement, it definitely worked. I don't think I'm the only one headed to BG tomorrow.