If the shoes are anything to go by, there were apparently some highly suspect events going on at Bryant Park yesterday.
A tiger got loose at the Oscar de la Renta show and slashed the hell out of some unlucky model’s feet.
Michael Kors decided to use his fall 2009 collection to let the world know that he’s giving up American sportswear and moving into S&M gear.
And a serious case of repeated projectile vomiting was clearly had by some front-row inhabitant at the Richard Chai show. I’m only offering one example of this embarrassing illness, but believe me, this was not an isolated incident.
But despite such heart-breaking occurrences, there were some pretties on display, too.
Oscar de la Renta and Doo.Ri joined ranks with Matthew Williamson to prove once and for all that heel zips will surely be forthcoming for fall.
OK, so that Doo.Ri one might not survive the deadly leather-eating virus eating away at it. But if it manages to pull through with minimal scarring, the button-up spats that were also part of the line might help as a facelift. You all know how much I love a spat.
And last, but certainly not least—in fact, I’d go completely the opposite direction and say that is the GREATEST—the Marchesa (sweet little booties with faceted heels) and 3.1 Phillip Lim (metallic trims and red soles) shows suggested we may be seeing more lace, which, in combination with the chunky platforms and mixed textures, is a playful and ladylike trend I can wholeheartedly get behind.
Note: In case the red soles look familiar, that is because Christian Louboutin continued his successful collaboration with 3.1 Phillip Lim for the fall 2009 collection.
A mixed bag of a day, but in the end I like to think the triumphs outweighed the tragedies of this round of fashion shows.