February 03, 2007 New York
For the ironic hipster with a window office at an ad agency there were, as always, desirable revamped classics, like a toggle coat, a three-piece shorts suit, and tight gloves of shimmery, cyborg gunmetal. Black sheer stockings layered over opaque white tights, on the other hand, were a hard sell. An ensemble featuring a leather riding jacket and plaid jodhpurs was satisfyingly tough but seemed incongruous among dresses that looked like Edwardian children┐s clothes. The last look, a sequined frock with a petal-tiered bell skirt, was described in the program notes as ┐geodesic┐as in Buckminster Fuller┐s domebut might more simply have been labeled an homage to Paul Poiret.