Art imitated life for San Francisco's socially certain at the magnificent home of noted art dealer Kay Kimpton and architect Sandy Walker to show the Richard Tyler collection for spring '94.
Neiman Marcus sponsored the $100-per-person cocktail party to benefit The Hunter's Point Boys' and Girls' Club. Posed as works of art, statuesque models were draped in Tyler's fluid frocks and suits, balancing the lean beauty of Kimpton's gallery.
Tyler said his collection was inspired by his visit to Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo. Struck by William Randolph Hearst's interest in the suffragette movement, Tyler wanted to create clothing to honor "the 'Tyler' side of women in a soft and feminine way," he explained. "I was thinking about Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings, and I wanted to recreate that era and make it modern and make it work," he added. "It's not the Eighties anymore, and women have to be careful and think before they buy clothes. Quality is so imporetant."
On his way to Hawaii for two weeks for a welcome rest with his wife, Lisa Trafficante, and infant son, Edward, Tyler mused about his next collection. "I try not to panic, but something always clicks."
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