I knew it was coming and this year I was ready! Apparently, there were 3 different hurricanes moving up the east coast and converging on Saturday. It started out overcast and went downhill from there. Rain wind and lots of deep puddles. The plan was to stay away from the tents for the day, and do something non-fashion related…oh well.
I had read about the museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) and really wanted to go there. There were 2 incredible exhibits that really exceeded my expectations. Arbitors of Style: Women at the forefront of Fashion was the first one and really an incredible collection of clothing from the 1850′s to present day designers like Dior and YSL. I love looking at collections of iconic garments that really represent an art form in my opinion. The second exhibit was called Gothic: Dark Glamour, and had just opened the day before. Unfortunately, we just missed the opening reception the night before we arrived in N.Y. This was also a great exhibit as it examined the influence of gothic undertones on fashion. This started with “mourning” dresses and moved all the way up to designers like Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and others. This is an impressive museum and it is free!
Broadway beckoned, so the night’s activity was to see “Legally Blonde”. Navigating Times Square in the pouring rain on a Saturday night was a sight to behold. The theaters were packed. Apparently there was an MTV reality show called “Search for Elle Woods”, that had aired. The premise being that young women from all over the country auditioned to be the next lead in the broadway show. A woman named Bailey Hanks won the part in front of a national audience and boy, can she sing! My favorite number was “Gay or European?”–you have to see this! The show was funny, the music high-energy and the costumes pink. A big 2 thumbs up from this critic!
A late dinner at highly recommended Insieme followed the show. I love being in a city where you sit down for dinner at 11 pm. The city that never sleeps indeed!
Sunday’s shows include Tracey Reece, Herve Leger (by Max Azria) and Tibi. More coming, stay tuned.