Guess who's going to be mingling with the fashion elite tonight? Jeff has a little insider connection who got us tickets to Fashion Week! We're going to see the Thakoon show this evening. If you saw the excellent documentary The September Issue, you might remember that Anna Wintour is a tireless promoter of Thakoon, and secured him the spot as guest designer at The Gap. But he's really garnered attention as one of Michelle Obama's favorite designers. (See her above in a Thakoon design at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, where Mr. Obama accepted the nomination for president. A historical day!)
Besides merely bragging in this post, I'm also wondering: what the hell does one wear to a Fashion Week event? If I were Sarah Jessica Parker, I'd probably throw on a Thakoon design from my closet to show support. Alas, all of my Thakoon pieces are at the cleaners.
I'm thinking something simple like my coral blouse and a pencil skirt or maybe even my polka dot Slenderette dress. Something that will look good when I'm photographed by Page Six. Damn paparazzi!
Also, I'm not into designer bags, but at times like these I wish I were. My current purse is a Barnes & Noble tote bag. Yeah, that's what we call a "statement bag." It's just not the statement I want to make! I'll probably resort to having Jeff carry all my necessities in his pockets.
What say you? What would YOU wear to a Thakoon show?