My designing friend Zang Toi had his Spring 2011 fashion show at Lincoln Center last night. The theme was “Lone Star Cowboy & the Texas Rose,” and the inspiration was the epic 1956 movie Giant, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. Zang’s audience got to hootin’ and hollerin’ when a shirtless cowboy strolled out to start the show.
As always at Zang’s shows, there were beautiful gowns.
The denim trench coat over hot pants was a sex-ay look. To the left of the model, in the front row of the audience, you can see LuAnn de Lesseps (aka the Countess) from The Real Housewives of New York City. Her co-star, Ramona Singer, is the blonde fiddling with a pink phone.
But I have my eye on the Lone Star cowboy scarf-print slip dress. I already emailed Zang about it.
As promised, I wore my new red cashmere Zang dress. Gorgeous blogger Jennine of The Coveted and Independent Fashion Bloggers and gorgeous blogger/designer Stacy Lomman accompanied me. Jennine wore a doo.ri dress and a Juicy jacket. Stacy wore her own dress design and my silver Cleopatra earrings.
I was also wearing a drape-y Zang Toi sweater. “All my ladies have this sweater!” he’s always telling me. Sure enough, I found two other sweater-wearing Zang ladies. We all struck a pose.
Zang went for a white jacket, white shirt, white tie and white boutonnière. Isn’t he cute?
Seeing these photos made me think immediately of Fields of the Nephilim, who still rock dusters and other western wear to this day.
And this was the song that popped into my head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsSFR43Z600
Et oui, M Zang is cute in his all-white outfit while you just look cute and everyone there looked cute period!
What a great show! Zang is such an inspiration.
God, I must have one of those extra long, tailored coats. Oh… and that black dress with the buckles… I’m dying!
Aggie@Elements Magazine says
Oooo that’s Ling Tan in the Texas Rose strapless gown! She’s a Malaysian too 😉 She and Zang recently came home to Malaysia for a short visit: http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/7/25/nation/6732610&sec=nation
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
This post spreads happiness, I love this! Love the shot of you, Jennine and Stacy especially – even if technically you’re the ony one who wears real red lipstick, it makes me think of you all as a red lips trio somehow! And this is totally random, but I think the Texas Rose gown would make a kickass wedding gown.
P.S. Do wear the horse dress with a cowboy hat! 🙂
sharon rose says
Hi there-I can so see you in the Lone Star cowboy slip dress, its really gorgeous!! You look lovely in the LRD too and the show just looks like you all had a blast!! x
fashion butter says
All I can say is WOW!
Aye I lvoe your smile 🙂
Faux Fuchsia says
You and your girlfriends look really gorgeous. Love the red frock and love the black cardy arrangement that everyone seemed to own.
On a different note, I have been thinking about all your September 11 Posts that I read the other day. Tonight on tv in Australia there is a documentary on about the phone calls people made to ther families when the planes hit the tower. I’m going to watch it and I know it’s going to be really really sad. I can’t believe you were there. x
deja pseu says
Absolutely wonderful designs! You ladies also look fabulous. Nice sweater!
Wow, Zang’s dresses are stunning! That second one is my favourite. I can totally see you in the cowboy dress!
You look gorgeous as always, Wendy! What a great neckline that red dress has – spectacular boobage (hee)!
belle de ville says
His gowns are gorgeous and that trench I would die for.
Wendy, do you know which stores sell his clothes in Los Angeles?
Probably the best thing to do is go to one of his trunk shows when he takes the collection on the road. I just emailed his office to find out about L.A. dates for you.
Beautiful Beautiful Frocks and you look amazing as always. Wishing you the most fabulous week. LOVE always, Jemina, xoxo
Zang is always adorable! So are all his ladies.
I really love that slipdress you’re after. It’ll be perfect on you.
Zang never disappoints.
And red is your color!
fashion herald says
You have to have the Lone Star slip dress! It’s so WendyB. And was Zang wearing a sarong with his white?
You all look beautiful! And those dresses he showed are terrific!
What a yummy collection. I especially love the pink gown.
You look beautiful in this dress Wendy! I always love it when you feature Zang Toi’s designs on your blog–they’re always intriguing because of the unique details.
i like your red dress THE BEST! fabulous!!!!
Miss Janey says
Looking FABULOUS WendyB!
Mish Dish says
I can totally see you rockin’ the Lone Star cowboy slip dress. I can’t wait for that post! xo Mish
You look RAAAAAAADIANT, dahlink!
you look beautiful!! I want to be a sweater wearing lady!
maya griggs says
so glad you posted the final look! it looks gorgeous and you look amazing in red
Christina Lindsay says
Dear Wendy, you look absolutely stunning in that red dress and I love the sweater and your necklace. Have a wonderful weekend xx
katie kirby says
The pink flowy dress is so beautiful!!!
Prêt à Porter P says
I’m liking that trench coat A LOT. You look fabulous in your dress!
Zang Toi says
Dear BeBe and Dear All,
Thank you so so very much…so HAPPY you all liked my Spring 2011 collection !!!
Zang Toi says
Dear BeBe & B-Club Fans,
Thank you all so so very much…I am so HAPPY you liked my Spring2011 collection !!!