From the show notes, DVF implores us to “Be your own oasis … an unexpected source of renewal, serenity, and beauty,” which is kind of funny, because a lot of these ladies look like they’re not interested so much in serenity as they are in a night on the town. But that’s always been the DVF dichotomy of empowerment via the dance floor. It still works all these years later because it’s so appealing; the idea of expressing your strength through clothing, while at the same time showing off your ability to be fun, spontaneous and sexy. It may be too tall an order for most ladies to fill, but the aspiration is sound and DVF will always make sure you’ve got something fabulous to wear for your attempts. This is one of the most-fun shows of Fashion Week and we both turned to each other when Naomi Freaking Campbell came out to walk the runway and said, like any two self-respecting fashion queens would, “We can die happy now. We saw Naomi walk.”
Bold, bright, sexy, fun, strong. It’s all there, like it always is with DVF.
[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]