What: Zang Toi Fall 2006
Where: Bryant Park Fashion Tent, Promenade
Celebs Spotted: A busty Miss USA and her Miss Universe sidekick
Goodies: I’ve lost count
It comes as no surprise that the House of Toi (or Toi House in his more casual collections) has dubbed this collection as Upper East Side chic. From the master of luxury sophisticate wear comes yet another season of rich textures and fabrics in delicate, conservative tailoring of the highest order. Perhaps even more remarkable than the clothing (though little can top the diamond-breasted evening gown) was the presentation of the show, which poised the models as though they were frozen in a dollhose parlor. The show both started and ended with the portrait-like scene at the end of the runway, making for a highly theatrical experience. To be at the show was to experience the seemingly Russian Czar and Czarina-inspired look… all the way down to the fact that such a look isn’t exactly pret-a-porter. The models had a such a hard time with their dresses they kept stumbling, and one girl even had to take off her diamond-encrusted shoes. Ah, c’est la vie on the Upper East Side- all its glory and discomfort! Hurrah! Now clap like the audience did when she took off her shoes…Find Zang Toi pieces on the block at eBay.com.