November 12, 2004
Behnaz Sarafpour's Spring 2005 Ready-to-Wear
NEW YORK, September 12, 2004 - Holding a runway presentation
on the main floor of Tiffany, early on a Sunday morning, invites
a certain obvious comparison. So, Behnaz, was there a Holly Golightly
spirit hovering above your spring collection? "Honestly, I
thought that might be a bit hokey," the designer said backstage
after her lovely show. "But I think a lot of people can relate
to the idea of moving to New York, and creating a life here."
With any luck, that life will include something from this collection.
Sarafpour, a Vogue/CFDA Initiative finalist, merged her clean American-sportswear
sensibility with fabrics that ranged from the obvious (crisp cotton
shirtings) to the exotic (beautiful kimono brocades imported from
Kyoto). She put her own stamp on pieces like princess-seam dresses
and tailored jackets, by keeping them close to the body but never
restrictively so, and she showed some of the season's prettiest
full skirts, in lightweight, tie-dyed cotton. And, thanks to her
sponsor, it was all accessorized with glints of Tiffany jewelry.
For evening, Sarafpour made a leap into red-carpet land with
stunning black jersey column dresses trimmed with spangly gold
And as for that ghost of Golightly -- Sarafpour summoned her
via an impressive trench that came out in white, coral, and gleaming
silver versions. The pattern, she said, was copied directly from
the movie. "My trench has been one of my best sellers since
I started three years ago. This year, I did it as a kind of ode
to Tiffany." --
Sent by Javaneh Khodabakhsh
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