September 15, 2007 London
The program notes set the scene: "Dottie Hinkle is a Baltimore housewife. She keeps a perfect home but the crank calls of her psychotic neighbour are driving her to the edge of reason " Her looks involved Hawaiian print shirts, two-tone denim skirtsuits, a "splash-proof" housecoat, and parma violet patent loafers. And then there was Taffy"Poor Taffy, the neglected daughter of übercriminal and beauty icon, Dawn Davenport, has never been allowed to grow up " Thus, she's outfitted in a cream high-waisted dress and a babyish ruffled bed jacket.
Of course, you have to laugh out loud. There's a twist, however, and that is in the sheer normality of Jensen's clothes. Though imbued with his subtle sense of humor, his collection is really about clean, pleasantly wearable pieces, like gingham bombers, off-pastel knits, and collegiate shirtwaisters. In a store, no one would ever guess they were spawned by such a camp concept.