Isaac Mizrahi Exhibit @ The Jewish Museum

A few weeks back on a rainy spring day, getting stir crazy from being indoors too long, the kids and I hopped in a cab and headed across town to to see the  Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History exhibit. I knew the visit might not be a hit with all the children but my strategy, with kids, is to always keep the museum visits focused and short and then everyone usually enjoys the experience.

The core of the exhibition features iconic designs from the Isaac Mizrahi New York clothing label (1987 – 1998), the “semi-couture” collections (2003 – 2011), and the line for Target (2002 – 2008) – the first designer partnership done with that store. The show is comprised of 42 “looks” that include clothing, hats, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and costumes for the theater, the opera, and the Mark Morris Dance Group. Read more

Escada Sample Sale

escadaescadaescadaThere are lots of samples sales happening right now and it’s hard to choose where to spend, but don’t miss Escada’s. With beautiful dresses, suits, jackets & more, you won’t be disappointed by the selection – not to mention, the amazing deals.
Enjoy some beautifully crafted apparel at the Escada Sample Sale, Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 9:00AM to
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 at 6:00PM.
Location:
Soiffer Haskin
317 West 33rd Street, NYC

(Just West of 8th Avenue)

Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s

Special Exhibitions Gallery
February 6 – April 18, 2015
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City 10001-5992
 
Yves Saint Laurent + Halston: Fashioning the ’70s celebrates the two designers who defined the sexy and glamorous fashions of the 1970s. This is the first exhibition to juxtapose their work and analyze the way they dealt with similar themes and aesthetics during the height of their careers. Both designers are equally represented by the approximately 80 ensembles and 20 accessories that are arranged thematically in an environment designed to evoke the style of this singular, dynamic era in history.

Drawn exclusively from the holdings of The Museum at FIT, the exhibition offers a unique perspective on two of the best-known fashion designers in modern history. The museum’s collections hold the Halston archives—the most comprehensive records of his work in the world—as well as a vast array of significant Yves Saint Laurent pieces donated by important clients, fashion editors, friends, and colleagues of Saint Laurent. These include Lauren Bacall, Marina Schiano, Aimée de Heeren, Mary Russell, and Tina Chow. It is worth noting that the first major retrospective exhibition on Halston was organized at the museum in 1991 by the late curator Richard Martin.
No two designers defined and dominated the decade more than Yves Saint Laurent and Halston. They were the era’s most influential and celebrated clothing creators, becoming celebrities in their own right.
The exhibition also includes accessories designed to complement each designer’s clothing. While Saint Laurent’s accessories were created in-house and Halston’s were designed by his close collaborator, model, and friend Elsa Peretti, accessories were an important element for both. Highlights include a hat from Saint Laurent’s Russian-inspired collection and a “bone cuff” by Elsa Peretti for Halston.
Soho Kids Clothing Store Sale

Soho Kids Clothing Store Sale

The fabulous french clothing store Les Petits Chapelais in Soho is having a HUGE SALE now through to the end of January.

You’ll find 50-90% off all the season collections, including shoes and rain boots.  Price range from $1 to mostly under $90 except for a few dresses and coats the sale includes all these lines:
Petit Bateau, Oeuf, Eyespy Baby, Max & Lola, Dagmar Daley, Ten, Zorro, Rita con Rita, Paper Wings, Kidscase, Mademoiselle a Soho, MP socks and tights, Yamamoto, Noch organic, Tane organic, milkdot, chispum, Reset, Kicokids, Moose Knuckles, Noch, Appaman, Alsolete, Bakker made with love etc…

Shoes Summer and Winter: Pom D’Api, Aster and Kickers shoes, Bensimon and Spring Court Tennis bathing suits from Princesse Lilou, Kiwi, Europa, Alsolete etc…

Major credit cards are accepted & cash on baskets under $15.
Sizes range from new born to 12 years old, boys and girls

Hours:

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  • 12 to 7pm Monday to Friday
  • 11 to 7pm on Saturday  
  • 12 to 6pm on Sunday 

Location: 86 Thompson Street between Spring and Prince streets in Soho.