September 9, 2004

Imitation of Christ

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Tara Subkoff’s line used to be the coolest of the cool. Now it seems like it’s a ripoff of a bunch of designers that did it better the first time around. The first half of the show was the Imitation line, grecian shorts and minidresses with sequins, loose capris and worn with gladiator type sandals, part of her collaboration with Easy Spirit. The last half featured the Imitation of Christ collection, a more limited edition. These pieces had influences from Chloe, Versace, Gucci, and even some Callaghan (that breakthrough collection designed by Nicolas Ghesquiere in 2001). It was a mess of ideas all played against a backdrop of images from the war in Iraq (there was even a George W. Bush inpersonator in the front row). Will these clothes actually sell? Only time will tell; IoC was set to open its first retail store yesterday.