Patricia Field Makes A Splash At Her Swimsational Disco Soirée
Even though New York city is often cited as the fifth star of the Sex and the City franchise, it took a backseat in the film sequel, with the fabulous foursome venturing out to Abu Dhabi for a truly glamorous vacation. And yet, in celebration of the film’s opening, this week Manhattan has been a true style oasis, with SATC-themed fêtes kicking off every single night. One of the most exciting, of course, was Patricia Field‘s Swimsational Disco Soirée, held on Tuesday, May 25th in Chelsea. At the event, fashion insiders toasted the award-winning costume designer’s work in the new Sex and the City 2 film and celebrated the launch of her new Patricia Field/House of Field Eyewear and Swimwear lines. The rooftop celebration offered a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, and guests were treated to a runway show featuring the new designs.
Video producer, style expert, and Sicka Than Average contributor Izzy Ruiz (check him out at MusingsFromAMall.com) was on deck, and here’s what he had to say about the event:
“As an homage to the foursome’s fantasy getaway to Abu Dhabi, Field served swimwear that could seduce any sultan. The sexy, glamorous collection was comprised mainly of one-piece swimsuits with delicious peek-a-boo cutouts and plunging, bejeweled necklines. Some of the pieces conjured up a naughty Sheherazade feel, with flowing sheer trains, desert-ready sand and brown hues, bold gems embroideries, and even the occasional animal print. These Arabian Nights-ready numbers were juxtaposed against Studio-54-meets-’80s-glam one-pieces with deep V necklines or bright bandeau swimsuits with zig-zagging cut-outs along the sides. Models wore Christian Siriano for Payless shoes as they strutted down the runway, which was itself decorated with palm trees, kitschy leopard and zebra statues, and mannequins decked out in additional pieces from the collection. Sure, maybe you wouldn’t wear the pieces inside an actual pool, but you’d look exquisite sunbathing next to it!”
Check out the photos above for a feel of the runway show and for a closer look at the detailing on the swimwear pieces, peep the images below!