NYFW: Tadashi Shoji Gives Us Lampshade Underboob, Princesses
You’d think anyone with a working knowledge of pop culture would be chuffed to see just about any celebrity in the wild — even Glee stars other people have to ID for us — but our heart rates stayed abnormally low at this afternoon’s Tadashi Shoji Spring 2014 show. That is, until Caroline Brasch Nielsen floated down the runway with cheekbones you could probably see from space, much less section H.
The Instagram-savy Dane opened the show in a sheer-ish crop top layered over a dress, which was an evening option repeated a few times in Easter-egg-colored gingham and athletic mesh. The whole affair, titled “Sweet Liberation”, was similarly romantic and girly, although some looks skewed somewhat lady-who-lunches.
A weird, dark (albeit mercifully short) interlude followed — think plume-y tumors jutting out of rib cages — then it was back to the fairy gowns.
Clearly, ultra-feminine, often-sparkly, and likely transparent dresses were the highlight of the show, as well as those positively cry out for red-carpet moments. (It’s up to you, Amber Riley and Bella Thorne!) We just could’ve done without the semi-random middle bit, which shifted the mood from Cinderella to evil stepmother.
But maybe we’re too preoccupied with happily ever after. Unlike us, Mr. Shoji seems to know that every fairy tale needs a good, old-fashioned villain.
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