February 08, 2003 New York
This season, he sent out a collection that referenced (in roughly chronological order) German Expressionism, Russian Constructivism, Mondrian, Pop and Op art, and Japanese pop culture. There were cardigans in soft colors paired with crocheted skirts; witty, bold wrap dresses and red sweaters with “Pierrot” spelled out in faux-cyrillic script; off-the-shoulder tops decorated with Warholian bananas; and pretty, poppy-scattered twinsets in vivid blue, all shown on models who gleefully vamped and jived for the audience. (Designer Benjamin Cho and transgender personality Amanda Lepore made guest appearances.)
In addition to the artsy showcase pieces, the designer turned out simple, pretty cable sweaters and skirts, turtlenecks, and sweater coats. In fact, with the addition of menswear to his label, Pierrot will now be hard-pressed to find a customer he can’t put in a knit.