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?