September 11, 2004 New York
With any luck, that life will include something from this collection. Sarafpour, a Vogue/CFDA Initiative finalist, merged her clean American-sportswear sensibility with fabrics that ranged from the obvious (crisp cotton shirtings) to the exotic (beautiful kimono brocades imported from Kyoto). She put her own stamp on pieces like princess-seam dresses and tailored jackets, by keeping them close to the body but never restrictively so, and she showed some of the season's prettiest full skirts, in lightweight, tie-dyed cotton. And, thanks to her sponsor, it was all accessorized with glints of Tiffany jewelry.
For evening, Sarafpour made a leap into red-carpet land with stunning black jersey column dresses trimmed with spangly gold paillettes. And as for that ghost of GolightlySarafpour summoned her via an impressive trench that came out in white, coral, and gleaming silver versions. The pattern, she said, was copied directly from the movie. "My trench has been one of my best sellers since I started three years ago. This year, I did it as a kind of ode to Tiffany."