It's THE most talked about show of the season, and understandably so. If not just for the ingenuity and design concepts themselves, but also for the outlandish makeup and head gear that came along. The show reminded me of 2 things- Drag queens and the Club Kids from 80's NY (Look them up). The resemblance between the models at the show and Amanda Lepore are more than just uncanny. The clothes themselves was nothing short of a circus parade of over sized dresses, coats and fun cocktail skirts in a wide (and wild) array of colors and patterns; think hounds tooth, plaid, stripes, Pucci-like geo prints and more. Each outfit seemed to be color themed, accessorizing the ensembles with fabulous leggings, making the dresses look less than just that, and more like a second skin. The accessories were drag queen heaven as well- platform patent leather boots that would make even Rupaul jealous, and hats that were nothing short of the end result of a very resourceful designer, including umbrellas, bird cages, lamp shades and... hub caps? Yep indeedy. It was a freak show of whimsically dramatic clothing for a woman that doesn't taker her self too seriously, and likes to flaunt her love of the nightlife and partying (and his woman would probably not limit her partying hours to just the night time). The clothes may have been clownish, but the end result was perfect; and that's no joke.
*Pictured left is AM's Fall show, and Right is Amanda Lepore-transvestite extraordinaire