This is mostly going to be a picture post. It's been a long day, but a good one: we had a rehearsal for a fashion show that we're playing tomorrow, where we were joined by the super stylish Dario Calmese (details to be revealed later!) and then a shindig at the Agatha Ruiz de la Prada store in TriBeca. We're working on a lil' something with Agatha for later this spring. Agatha's store is the brightest thing on the corner of Watts and Greenwich, even on the grayest day. We New Yorkers can definitely use a break from our black uniform! Agatha Ruiz de la Prada inspires us to wear more color and to remember to have fun with fashion. Be one of the first to get the scoop on tomorrow's fashion show by following us on Twitter.
Last Thursday, we hosted a tour of the FIT Museum’s Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition to kick off a new initiative we’re launching called the NCP Arts Council. (We’ll be sharing more on this soon…subscribe to our newsletter to be in the know!) Curator Colleen Hill was our guide, pointing out details on each garment and accessory and sharing with us her thought process during the creation of the exhibition: some pieces were directly inspired by fairy tales, while other pieces were selected because they were reminiscent of sartorial references in certain tales. Surprisingly, we learned that the way we perceive iconic garments in these tales are quite different from the original story, for instance: Little Red Riding Hood originally wore a cap knitted by her grandmother rather than a cape; Dorothy’s shoes were actually silver, not ruby red; and Cinderella’s ugly step sisters were actually kind of hot.
The pieces in the exhibition were stunning and we were so impressed. Needless to say, we had a great time. We got to see (drool over?) some imaginative high fashion while gathering with friends, familiar and new. We’ve also decided that NCP needs to go on more field trips.
And now…pictures galore!