All Black Models at Sophie Theallet

I woke up bright and early today - except it wasn't bright, it's thundering and raining - to trek across the city to Sophie Theallet's runway show. I abandoned all hope of appropriate Fashion Show outfits in lieu of ripped jean shorts and rain boots. The only thing I knew about Sophie was that she was Alaia's right hand woman for a very long time, but that was really all I needed to know. I've been an Alaia devotee since Cher went to that party in the valley in her red dress. Anyway, Sophie's clothes are nothing like Alaia's, but they're beautiful, just like the cast of stunning black models who wore her very simple, but perfectly constructed clothes down the sparse runway. The collection started with a thin, white ruffled dress and slowly moved into prints and sheer black silk layered over brighter colors. The stellar front row included Cathy Horyn, (who was also wearing jean shorts!!!), Michael Roberts, Grace Coddington, Nigel Barker and Sally Singer, who had a smile on her face most of the time. That tells you more than I ever could.

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