If you have followed Papierdoll since it launched, many readers may be aware of my slight obsession with Audrey Hepburn. I am also obsessed with old movies (my grandparents raised me with a yearning for days gone by). At the beginning of this past fashion week here in New York, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) aired Funny Face starring Audrey and Fred Astaire. The story (if you don’t know already) is about a very nerdy girl who works in a bookshop and ends up modeling for a top fashion magazine. What a perfect way to begin the short season of fashion weeks. Of course, the world of fashion was quite different then.
After all the years of merchandising, styling and driving by the tents saying “wow!” I was standing inside the tents, next to Patricia Field (one of my favorite stylists). Surely the models didn’t make me smile as much as Audrey Hepburn, and some needed a bite to eat; it was still like waking up on Christmas when you were a kid.
Fashion week didn’t just stop here in New York; the following week there was London, then Milan, Paris, etc. Something I find interesting is that many cities are now presenting their own fashion weeks, certainly no massive productions like the main fashion hub shows, but it’s good to see that fashion is making waves worldwide.
Besides looking at what spring has to offer, as we unpack our sweaters, we take a look at what is being offered for fall. Most excitingly we get to speak with a designer that stunned the crowed at spring fashion week in New York with her amazing collection. Joanna Mastroianni captures that true classic spirit of fashion. She is all about business but isn’t jaded by the business. We also cover a few shows that we felt were “can’t miss” during the fashion weeks.
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