Michael Bastian (Fall 2012)
Chipp Madras Jacket (1970)
McGregor Argyle Vest (1956), Macy's Tie (1956-1959)
Tweed Jackets from Richard Press Collection
Tartan Patch Wool Jacket
Dorm Room designed by Richard Press
Princeton 25th Reunion Blazer
Ralph Lauren Suede Tassel Loafers (1980)
RL Polo Coat (1980)
The ladies who curate
With nothing to sell but a book, FIT's Patricia Mears along with Richard Press and G. Bruce Boyer created a soulful exhibit of Ivy curio, historical apparel and contemporary attire through the likes of Michael Bastian, Ralph Lauren, Jeffrey Banks and Brooks Brothers.
But it's Chipp, Tripler and Press that caught my eye not to mention the school blazers and evening wear from the early 2oth century. The heart of it extends from its profit free purpose. No one is selling on this floor. Although, I wish I could buy that Chipp Madras jacket.
It's refreshing to see apparel as public art. Going to look just for the sake of looking and learning while not consuming the hype that is the constant 'Ca-ching' of New York Fashion Week. I find it peaceful here.