Tuleh Fall 2009
Where & When: Sunday, February 15th at 7 p.m., New York Design Center
Runway Recap: It takes a strong designer to laugh in the face of a recession, and, well, I have a feeling Bryan Bradley of Tuleh will be laughing all the way to the bank. In a collection that recalled 1930s glamour--not coincidentally, the same time period of the nation's last great depression--he sent out one breathtaking look after another, in a mixture of gorgeously ornate fabrics. Sandwiched by tailored looks at the beginning and end, the middle featured dresses of every kind, from crisp coatdresses for day to gorgeous column gowns for evening. Everything looked expensive (and I could tell--I ended up in the front row, which afforded me a super-up-close view of everything), and I'm sure it will be, but then again, these clothes are for those who don't have to look at price tags.
Standout Look: Definitely one of the more youthful looks of the show--although I think Tuleh can work for a wide age range--this printed jersey was my favorite; it had interesting seam details and flirty little sequined godets peeking out at the hem.
Bonus Points: This was quite possibly the fanciest fashion show I've ever been to--it was in a showroom at the New York Design Center (where wealthy people's interior designers shop), and the audience was heavy on Upper East Side socialite types, including everyone's favorite fictional version of such, the very pregnant Kelly Rutherford, who plays Lily Bass on Gossip Girl.
Where to Buy: Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus.

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