2009 February 17
Chris Benz - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Quirky-cool Chris Benz's former messy magpie girl did some growing up for his Fall 2009 collection. Sure, there were still hit trademarks like super-bright, mismatched colors and furs for the downtown girl-about-town, but there were also trousers and blazers, cocktail-ready dresses, and more black--" which we don't do often, or at least haven't done in the past," Benz admitted. It made for a sellable and no less charming collection. "It's sort of about late '70s, early '80s, a nostalgia for a shaky New York, and optimism for going out and dressing up and escaping into the downtown," he said. "I wanted the collection to be very New York. It's about throwing on your favorite dress and a big fur coat and trucking it downtown."