Carolina Herrera, Claire Pettibone, Christos
Listen in as our editor in chief Julie Raimondi and executive editor Amy Elliott take five before the Priscilla of Boston show on Saturday night, and discuss highlights of the day.
Amy: Quick, name three fabric treatments that impressed you today.
Julie: Crinkle silk chiffon on bridesmaid dresses at Amsale—all long. Also loved her use of metallic jacquard. My favorite was the pastel floral silk Carolina Herrera used in her finale dress [Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun]. And you know what Amy? That's actually an important question because that's really what makes or breaks a dress. So, okay you went to a bunch of shows today that I didn't see. What was the coolest stuff you think brides will want to know about?
Amy: I was really pleased to see that Claire Pettibone's collection is all priced under 3K. Thought that was a smart move.
Julie: You realize you sound like $3K is a crazy good bargain, right?
Amy: When the starting price point for a lot of the shows we went to today is $3500 and up, possibly 5 figures, then I applaud Claire's decisions to make her designs more accessible.
Julie: What's in that glass? Is that a gin & tonic?
Amy: No, vodka and soda if you must know.
Julie: So what was Romona Keveza like?
Amy: A lot of great looks to work into our runway report. You know how we're always talking about sexy but tasteful? She had this great one-shoulder ballgown that featured a sparkly sheer overlay [style RK231] that showed and covered just the right amount of skin.
Julie: That reminds me—there was a sexy-but-tasteful gown at the Amsale show called "Cybil" that was great. It didn't fit the model perfectly, but it was exactly what you're talking about.
Amy: So you've been raving about Christos, which I didn't see. Why were you so blown away?
Julie: Well, there's a difference between gowns that are true fashionable art and gowns that the majority of brides would want to wear that are still gorgeously crafted. And what I mean by that is basically, It's easy to love the super high-end designers because they make our jobs so much more fun. But when you look at what most brides can wear the Christos line was spot on. I would say that it has been many years since I have been able to honestly say that I loved every single one of those dresses.....
Amy: ...as someone who appreciates the artistic side of fashion, AND an editor who's looking out for her readers, right?
Julie: Yes, Amy. I'm really wonderful aren't I? So when are we going to be able to stop yammering about these dresses and show them to our users?
Amy: They are going online as we yammer right now. Everyone should keep coming back because we're uploading constantly.