2009 February 18
Behnaz Sarafpour - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) For the spectators who stylist Philip Block called "elegant and polished--exactly the kind expected to show up", Behnaz Sarafpour's collection of easy separates and strong dresses was a chic dream come true. Eschewing over-the-top glamour for understated allure, Sarafpour charmed with pieces inspired by the sculptures of Alexander Carder. But while the shapes were futurstic, the accents felt comfortably homemade: shoes had spray-painted detailing, zippers extended above the tops of gowns, and one dress had colored ribbons coursing down the front, like the Amazon through South America. While the audience was smaller than before and the collection more pared down, the extra bit of consideration for a woman's sense of modesty and confidence in these doldrum times was much appreciated.