Thom Browne's remarkably produced performance, too, symbolized a clenched fist for the survival of formal wear in a fashion world invaded by sportswear, and singled out the designer as one of the few to make shows an experience.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Thom Browne Fall 2011 RTW Review Thom Browne Fall 2011 RTW Schoolgirl gone really eclectic is what I think of as I look at Thom Browne's Fall 2011 collection. His models strutted down the "runway" in New York's Public Library to the the tune of "How Do You...

After climbing 3 sets of Jack-and-the-Beanstalk sized stairs at the New York Public Library, I reach my destination along with 50 other huffing/puffing journos: Thom Browne's womenswear presentation. Two alter boys (dressed like Thom Browne twins in matching shrunken blazers and walking...

Instead, every so often, a select group of guests – dressed in Thom Browne period costume – would circumambulate the table at a snail's crawl. Thom Browne is not one to shy away from going the whole hog, and thus, alongside the typical shrunken grey suit (of which there was just one), a raft...

All of this was layered on, then topped by giant blazers featuring over-padded shoulders. And the accessories were just as fun, including structured handbags with scarves tied around the handles, and big, round sunglasses worn by most of the models. Susan with the designer, Thom Browne...

-esque sleeveless blazer; the theatre director in his outre beading, the matador with his red cloak. A couple of outfits were reserved for the girls themselves, like a fully embroidered dress hanging from a thin young man's shoulders by signature TB red, white and blue ticking. If there's one...

Thom Browne's was taken from Edward Scissorhands and was the ideal accompaniment to such an eery presentation. 3. Laying aside the insane spectacle on offer for a second, the highlight pieces were the most wearable: A Chanel-esque quilted, shrunken blazer slung over a model's shoulders,...

day to show a collection seemingly made for royal babies and their almost-royal mother, with its rainbows of colors and funny little hats in the shape of blazers and handbags, extraordinary things by the extraordinary milliner Stephen Jones. Or was the royal machine that chose the day of Thom...

Walking in, we were greeted by two kneeling altar boys in signature shrunken grey Thom Browne suits, bowing their heads in prayer as Latin choral music reverberated around the room. When all were present, they moved around the altar and stood facing the crowd. In walked 40 nuns in dark,...

A mixed stripe blazer from Thom Browne's Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Turning something which could've been quite ordinary into something a little special, stripes in varying directions manage to come off bold rather than wacky. 100% wool, high fastening, pearlescent buttons and the...

 

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