A mere seven models walked in only 13 looks at the Adrienne Vittadini presentation at Lincoln Center yesterday afternoon. But it wasn’t about the clothes. It was about the models. The presentation, aptly titled “Modern Muses,” featured Niki Taylor, Carol Alt, Roshumba, Pat Cleveland, Frederique van Der Wal, Irina Pantaeva, and Carmen Dell’Orefice. All old school, and all fabulous. After a week of watching prepubescent beanpoles walk all over New York City, it was a pleasure to see these ladies looking real and having a blast. It was a brilliant move by Adrienne Vittadini, because the place was packed with an enthusiastic crowd.
The most striking part of Grey Ant's Spring 2011 collection was undoubtedly designer Grant Krajecki's hand made floral bum belts--thick floral belts that were actually molded to the model's asses. We figured this was just a fun runway gimmick (like the cardboard shoes the models walked in), but lo! the bum belt has made a red carpet appearance. Last night, supermodel Roshumba wore Grey Ant's bum belt at the NYC premiere of For Colored Girls. If anyone's got the ass to pull something like this off it's Roshumba. But Krajecki says he designed the molded belt to give some shape to girls lacking in the booty department. "One can just strap it on over any outfit without having to stuff your drawers," Krajecki told us. Officially called the "Grey Ant Bum Belt," these out-there cinchers (if you can even call them that) are strictly made to order. Krajecki didn't let on as to whether he crafted them off of actual tushies, but he did say that they were developed "using technical skills acquired while working with Las Vegas showgirls." Krajecki created matching skull pieces (as seen on Roshumba) and arm bands to match.