A new designer to the motley Crying Tears gave us hip casual with kitsch, printed Chinese action stars on white T shirts festooned by cheetah bold printed pants, bold cashmere tops, ruffled collars and wool tights with zippers on the lapels. Certainly a designer willing to experiment and take risks, with some of the risks paying off. With sleek leather jackets, low slung pants and models who probably dressed like this in their spare time the outfits were charming and were trying very hard to be holier than thou which in essence in another 2 seasons they certainly will be.
Finally God (Godet) answered our prayers and the twin visage of Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen greeted the weary and nearly empty world of Steinway studios. As Dee Vasquez now implored guests to take the half empty front row seats, hardly anyone budged and we all stared at the shock presence of Alex and Simon who appeared to be rather well fed. They both mentioned something about being famous media whores and how much Brooklyn really meant to them (of course if it really meant something to them they would have turned up 4 hours earlier when they were supposed to…) and then after sheepishly looking at their feet introduced the next delicious disaster- Terri Stevens who simply bored the hell out of us and should never have been invited in the first place. Boring, trite and save for the occasional gold sequined jacket, a complete waste of time and aggravated assault on the audiences sensibilities.
At last the real hero, Derek Warburton came out to congratulate us for being good sports and to remind us that he was a successful media whore who had managed to galvanise attention to various causes and mention despite how horrible the world had suddenly become, especially for his 64 year old uncle Gerald(?), one still had to have courage. Brushing aside my tears, I listened attentively to Derek explain how he had made it in this awful world and that if we gave enough homage to disparaged youth we might be able to rescue them too (assuming a budget still exists for public education next week, something Derrick to his credit did manage to point out).
The world is mean and Derek knows it, but he is a living legend and all the photos prove it, and once again I paused to search for my hanky, but by now it was already wet with mildew and perspiration courtesy of the lack of ventilation in the room. But Derik, you really are game and Scallywag loves you!
Hi Scallywag, we were in a little room next to the changing rooms since 7pm. Simon kept asking everyone including Ricky Davy when to go up and we were told to wait. I came out a few time to take pictures of the show and was surprised that the timeline for the entire event for skewed. I wished we were in Cherry Hill, it would have been more fun I suppose.
p.s. did you get a chance to check out the pictures on my fb page. the entire set of images from the fashion show are at the link;
I also loved the young model, Gina Cattanach, who walked for Terri Stevens and Alicia Trimble. She had the walk and attitude of a Super Model. It’s too bad the industry discounts people who are not tall enough! There are many designers missing out on a great young model!
I walked for DAS KOMITTEE, TERRY STEVENS, ALISHA TRIMBLE and ANDREA PITTER and the audience clapped for me=)
I enjoyed Terri Stevens collection.. I thought the young model who walked was fantastic.
Also, i don’t see any pictures from Alisha Trimble, why?
Sorry, I guess i misinterpreted this line.
“By this stage, humanity was not on Das Komittee’s side and the hissing from the paparazzi continued and the audience couldn’t barely hold their attention.”
No in fact I have been rather accurate on all counts.
To reiterate there was no hissing or booing during Das Komittee’s presentation. Not once do I claim during that designer’s showing was there disregard from members of the press. Although to be honest half of them were by then half asleep and resigned to the ill organizing of the show. The designer itself put up a brave front in fact.
With respects to Terri Steven’s this is what I had to say:
Terri Stevens who simply bored the hell out of us and should never have been invited in the first place. Boring, trite and save for the occasional gold sequined jacket, a complete waste of time and aggravated assault on the audiences sensibilities.
I trust things are clearer now.
The writer obviously took some liberties with embellishments. I was there and I did not hear hissing and booing during Das Komitee’s presentation. In fact, her designs were the only ones that recieved applause. I also note that designer Terry Steven’s work was not mentioned when she was one of the stronger designers.
When you say you were with Alex and Simon, was that at some restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ? The mc- Dee Vasquez must have asked for Alex and Simon at least 89 times, and not once did we see the visage of their shiny selves, The first time humanity got a glimpse of the Tom and Jerry show wasn’t until 10.45, which by then no one cared.
Why these silly misrepresentations of the truth?
I was one of the photographers who was at the fashion show. I was with Alex, Simon and Derek and we were all waiting to be called since 7pm. It was a fun event but things did get late because of music performers taking a little longer with their acts. I will be posting pictures from the even on my website as well as FB soon. Check them out.
I enjoyed the Plus Size models. Fat asses or not they were all beautiful.
BIG GIRLS UNITED not UNITE ROCKED!!!!!
The photos are horrible! Who shot that? Why didn’t you get shots from a real runway photographer instead of some low life paps?
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