“Thank you for all the wonderful emails and comments – the FGI COMMUNIQUÉ 2021 NYFW Report has been a mission of love for fashion, our industry and acknowledgement of incredible creativity this season. Being so encouraged, the Fashion Report is being extended one more day to add more exciting highlights plus behind-the scenes moments! Look for the email this week. See you at the runway.” — Maryanne Grisz, President & CEO, Fashion Group International
THOM BROWNE – ON A PEDESTAL
A FGI Night of Stars 2017 awardee, Thom Browne’s shows are always theatrical and his tailored creations always impeccable, but this season he outdid himself on both counts. Most thrilling were a finale of dresses, shown on both women and men, that depicted classical drapery as seen on Greek and Roman galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where his partner, Andrew Bolton, is head curator of the Costume Institute. The drapery is not screen-printed on, as might be imagined; the dresses are sculptures themselves, built from artfully hand-stitched layers of tulle. Previous to these mind-boggling confections were tailored ensembles, often missing an arm as in ancient statuary. These ranged from precise suits to boxy tops over slim pencil midi-skirts, exuding a modern take on haute fifties chic.