For Resort 2012, Imitation designer Tara Subkoff went back to her cinematic roots, directing a short silent film starring a glittering bevy of it-girls, from Becka Diamond to Nicole Trunfio, Lissy Trullie, Karima Adebibe, and Cecile Winckler. Many of these same ladies--as well as requisite sexy actors Marc Ruffalo and Liev Schrieber--mixed and mingled at the Jane Hotel's bar last night, where Subkoff showed the short in a continual loop. (Charlotte Ronson, Chrissie Miller, Shanea Grimes, Sky Ferreira, Karen Elson, and Jen Brill were there, too.) Several were wearing the Imitation resort/holiday line, a collection of flouncy dresses and high-waisted trousers, all with a vintage feel.
Diane von Furstenberg's daughter Tatiana is a writer/director in Hollywood. You've probably heard more about von Furstenberg's other child, Alex, who gained Page Six-style notoriety when he flew a plane with a banner that said "Reggie Miller Stop Pursuing Married Women" over the coast of Southern California a few years ago after his fiance was caught in a sexting scandal with Reggie Miller. But I digress. Tatiana von Furstenberg wrote and directed this movie called Tanner Hall starring Rooney Mara before she was cast in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. According to "Rambling Reporter" Merle Ginsberg at the The Hollywood Reporter (subscription required), mama von Fusternberg helped out with the costumes for the film, which is described by IMDB as "a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school." Which sounds kind of awesome. von Furstenberg recently launched a home decor line, just handed out some awards for her second annual DVF Awards to honor female humanitarians, heads up the CFDA and, you know, designs some clothes. And now movie costumes? We're tired thinking about all of it.
Full disclosure: we didn't quite make it into Imitation's show yesterday at MAC & Milk, due, once again, to the venue's crushing methods of crowd control. After ten minutes' worth of polite begging and pleading with the staff, who assured us that the studio's penthouse couldn't fit even one more person without becoming a fire hazard, we gave up hope and chose to wait for photos to pop up online. It looks as though designer Tara Subkoff, who launched Imitation a decade ago as a concept line crafted from vintage and secondhand finds, was in a minimalist mood this season.
Tara Subkoff's designs haven't seen a runway since 2006, when she ended up selling her company, Imitation of Christ, and leaving shortly thereafter. The Last Days of Disco star was then diagnosed with a brain tumor requiring surgery, which she thankfully recovered from. Now, with her health and her company back, Tara has resurrected her old label as, simply, Imitation, to the extreme giddiness of her long-time fans (us). Our expectations were fairly high, and they were met.