on form, despite the heat
There’s nothing hotter than a runway show on the tippy top of a new skyscraper overlooking the Hudson. There’s also nothing hotter (different meaning here, people) than a crowded elevator full of sweaty fashion-week guests trying to exit the building following a runway show on the tippy top of a new skyscraper overlooking the Hudson. Form, the young label designed by Jerry Tam, with Tara Subkoff as newly appointed design director, put on a show yesterday worth both the heaven of its setting and the hell of its leaving. It was Form’s tenth season—whoa, has it been that long already?—and for Spring ’09, out came angular kite skirts and floaty parachute shirtdresses, cowl-necked jackets in crisp whites, and a black empire dress paired with a twill riding jacket, a strange suggestion of gothic overlaid with upper-class England. Who does Tam see wearing these clothes? He named Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chloë Sevigny, and the Israeli beauty Janelle Fishman.