February 11, 2013 New York
But wait—doesn't the odalisque wear trousers? Tfank threw in one pair of flared black satin evening pants to cover all bases, showing it with a sash-belted smoking jacket in pink floral brocade with pink fox-fur cuffs.
It was all quite timeless—classically beautiful, even, to the point that the dresses could have come from any season over the past several years. That and the separates shortage might be a commercial misstep for another designer, but Tfank has attracted a clientele—most notably the First Lady—that keeps coming back for more dresses. Though she wouldn't own up to a muse, there wasn't a dress in the room that wouldn't look terrific on Mrs. Obama. "She likes feminine, she likes texture, she likes color—those are all things that I love," said Tfank. And the retailers love her for it, too.