No one could accuse Pierrot of lacking imagination. For his Fall 2002
show, the knitwear maven performed not one, but two transformations: He
conjured a fairy-tale atmosphere from the dank interior of dance club
Webster Hall, and he dressed just about every character from the Brothers
Grimm in a nifty outfit.
Little Red Riding Hood sported a peaked hood, Snow White had a floor-length white skirt and the supporting cast of elves and toy soldiers each got snug, whimsically decorated sweaters, often paired with skin-tight knickers or ruffled skirts so short, they should rightfully be called tutus. The biggest crowd-pleaser, though, was elegant veteran model Carmen Dell'Orefice, who played Snow White's evil stepmom to the hilt, sweeping her black, spider-decorated cape across the floor as she enticed audience members with glistening red apples (no one took a bite).
For the more workaday heroines among us, Pierrot produced straightforward knitwear like sexy, body-hugging dresses, lacy crocheted knee-length skirts, puff-sleeve tops and a black sweater dress with white crocheted lace at the neck and cuffs. Pierrot is not afraid of color: The palette moved from red, white, blue and black to lavenders, green, brown and gray, before ending withof coursea snowy white bride. Aside from a few overly heavy pieces like a cape weighed down by granny squares, Pierrot spun a pretty yarn, indeed.