September 3 2014

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Gary Graham’s Collector’s Editions


Yes, it’s strange to shop for fall clothes in May, but that’s how the fashion world rolls, so Friday night I stopped by ABC Carpet & Home for Gary Graham’s autumn trunk show and ended up not only placing an order for a red silk dress, but going home with another dress in black jersey from Spring. My two purchases notwithstanding, one of Graham’s specialties is the washed, shrunken leather jacket. Taylor Momsen has been seen around town in the Spring version; the Fall style is named after Hepzibah Pyncheon from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables. “She’s the ultimate spinster and I loved the idea of using her as inspiration for the Victorian silhouettes,” Graham explained. Among the collection’s other keepers was a jacquard coat with a pattern taken from a 1774 Spanish-Flemish engraving, which the RISD museum purchased for its permanent collection. Talk about museum-worthy design. More information at



Photo: Courtesy of Gary Graham




  1. yuki_yamamoto says:

    I also stopped into the ABC store and by chance came across the trunk show and met Gary Graham (i was so excited to see this article in!!!). He is absolutely delightful and genius. I am so sick of seeing cookie cutter clothing processed without love. My mom and I generally go for the creative drape of Japanese designers but was really impressed with the depth of Gary’s work. I picked up the full dress for fall, i think the one in the picture above. I also took a wool long coat for fall with several matte black buttons. My mother grabbed the jacket version of the jacquard coat above and extending our limit just a tad, had to stock up on these quirky strange summer jersey dress/tops that make us look so delish. Love your fashion, construction, art Gary!!!! – yuki yamamoto

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