DESIGNER: ALICE + OLIVIA BY STACEY BENDET
Welcome to the whimsical world of Alice + Olivia! Stacey Bendet out did herself this season! The visionary behind Alice + Olivia knows how to tell a story, and found the perfect space this season for an evening full of tales. The space is The McKittrick Hotel, home to the interactive Macbeth production, Sleep No More. Bendet was inspired by the illustrated pop-up books by Benjamin Lacombe. Bendet wrote her own fairy tale this season entitled, Enchanted: The Search for the Golden Monarch.
Each chapter was played out by the models as you walked from room to room. There even was a Rapunzel with her long winding braid and sleeping beauty in a plexi glass box. The clothes were dark and romantic with touches of fur, and amazing embellishments (check out the amazing completely embellished little mod number hanging in the phone booth in image six). The clothes exuded a Victorian era ora with high necks, lace yokes, and brocade galore. Yet perfectly off set with a very Seventies look with fur collars, draped front cardigan coats and thigh high boots, oh and the hair, THE HAIR! Voluminous, and oh so fabulous! It was the perfect icing on the cake!