The Blonds / Spring 2011 / New York Fashion Week
With Heatherette gone, The Blonds helped round out New York Fashion Week with a healthy dose of fun. The small, made-to-order line known for creating outrageous outfits for cross-dressing club kids and tabloid-stalked celebrities, is always sure to put on a show. The mood was set by the heavily corseted crowd, which included fans Patricia Field, Kristin Cavallari, Alan Cummings, among others. Opening the show with cabaret dancers dressed in fishnets and waving feather fans, The Blonds came heavy with the camp.
Costume-y, see-thru tuxedos came emblazoned with sparkles and barely-there bikinis leaked out of silk dressing gowns. Bigger-than-life bows were a major motif this season, only second to Barbie. The designers behind The Blonds were so inspired by Barbie that they collaborated with the legendary toy company, Mattel, to create outfits for the doll and a special edition handbag (for humans).
The collection’s standouts included a blazer cinched beneath a deco-crystal-encrusted corset belt, glittering disco gowns, and of course, their signature embellished corsets, which looked as over-the-top as ever. The corsets came adorned in swirling lines of pearls, rainbow crystals, and faux flowers. Closing the show, supermodel Selita Ebanks, walked in a lime green floral bustier dress, overflowing with tack. But, isn’t that what The Blonds is all about? Precisely.
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