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Top Ten List
February 27, 2009, 6:24 pm
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Someone brilliantly kept record of overheard quotes during New York’s Fashion Week. There’s nothing like a good top ten:

10. “If everyone standing in this line actually bought something from Vena Cava…they’d be much better off.”

-Fedora-wearing gentleman standing behind us in the long, long line to get into the Vena Cava presentation in West Chelsea.

9. “The clothes are made for not-perfect people. But they’re pretty perfect.”

-Isaac Mizrahi, on his fall collection

8. “What if Barbie had a party and nobody came?”

-Showgoer, while transfixed by the giant, hot pink Barbie installation around which the action in the Bryant Park tents revolved

7. “Now I want those shoes even more.”

-Our seatmate at the Herve Leger by Max Azria show, in which several models took a tumble on the perilously high snakeskin stilettos

6. “There’s strength in the shoulder, without us looking like we’re in Dynasty.”

-Michael Kors, on the ’80s (but not too ’80s) silhouette of his fall collection

5. Showgoer A: “Is that a derby?”
Showgoer B: “I think it’s a bowler.”
Showgoer A: “Wait. What’s a trilby?”

-Mid-show conversation concerning the headwear at Monarchy

4. “So what’s Domenico Vacca?”

-Our seatmate at the Domenico Vacca show.

3. “Well, I did that last season, but really, I can never get away from Bellmer. He’s always with me. Him and Louise Bourgeois.”

-Victoria Bartlett, when we asked if the work of artist Hans Bellmer was an inspiration for her brilliant VPL by Victoria Bartlett fall collection, entitled “Exquisite Corpse” and featuring a dismembered doll on the show invitation

2. “This is the best design building in New York. It’s better than the D&D Building. They have everything here. Vladimir Kagan is here!”

-Estée Lauder president John Dempsey on the New York Design Center, site of the Tuleh show

1. “We’re trying to keep it beachy but not too homeless-looking.”

-Stylist Dennis Lanni, on the hair at Lacoste

[Quotes via Unbeige / Image via Herve Ledger by Max Azria Fall 2009 runway]

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