Brooklyn, both the borough and the arty intellectual aesthetic that epitomizes it, was represented in earnest at Rachel Comey’s fashion show/three-course dinner held at Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook. A cynic might say it bordered on parody, what with hostess Tracee Ellis Ross in character as someone with a British accent pontificating about vaginas and a wackadoodle crowd that included Adam Horovitz and Kathleen Hanna, Parker Posey, Natasha Lyonne and — wait for it — Monica Lewinsky.

The clothes suited the atmosphere, an insular collection for an insular crowd, some of it quite charming — such as the denim and shearling jacket, the peacoat with hands embroidered at the pockets, and the handloomed sweaters with shaggy fringe around the shoulders — and some of it cloyed like a cliché, like the abundance of clogs.

By  on February 12, 2015

Brooklyn, both the borough and the arty intellectual aesthetic that epitomizes it, was represented in earnest at Rachel Comey’s fashion show/three-course dinner held at Dustin Yellin’s Pioneer Works in Red Hook. A cynic might say it bordered on parody, what with hostess Tracee Ellis Ross in character as someone with a British accent pontificating about vaginas and a wackadoodle crowd that included Adam Horovitz and Kathleen Hanna, Parker Posey, Natasha Lyonne and — wait for it — Monica Lewinsky.

The clothes suited the atmosphere, an insular collection for an insular crowd, some of it quite charming — such as the denim and shearling jacket, the peacoat with hands embroidered at the pockets, and the handloomed sweaters with shaggy fringe around the shoulders — and some of it cloyed like a cliché, like the abundance of clogs.

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