Thom Browne: Hot Chocolate & High Prices
In a nod, perhaps, to Turin, this irisistable menswear designer presented his models on a skating rink set up at Exit Art, showered spectators with a gentle mist of drifting snow, and even offered hot chocolate. The clotheswinsome suits, often with abbreviated trousers (Bermuda shorts, not hot pants) sported Browne's usual English boarding school touchesgrosgrain ribbon, piping, socks with gartersand would be completely delectable if it weren't for the prices. (A personal encounter with a white cashmere cardigan earlier this winter at Bergdorf's men's storelovely but over $2,000left a taste all the hot chocolate in the world can not eradicate.)
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