Friday, October 30, 2009


By The Sea, In The Garden, and City Chic Separates

International Center of Photography, Sixth Avenue/43th Street, NYC

Words, Images Judith Ecochard

The Adrienne Vittadini Collection, staged a presentation of sensible and stylish attire for women.

Once again, the company managed to offer the kind of sophisticated separates that live up to their namesake…acclaimed for her glamour, gracious manner…and comfy/chic Italian knits.

Held in the spacious exhibition galleries of the International Center of Photography amidst the glorious Richard Avedon, fashion photographer extraordinaire (1944-2000) exhibit, there were four thematic schemes going on.

The first gallery held the grouping coined “Garden Party” that had pretty floral knit tees and a fine gauge knit sweater with scalloped trims…both over skinny pants that would appear a lot more savvy on a live body than the images here. A party option, a glittery sequins candy striped sweater added s night time element to this largely daywear collection.

Next up was a collection of blues coined “Studio: Aqua”---in a paisley tunic, a batik printed linen sundress, and a deep navy tunic.

Timeless “Safari” classics made up the “Salon” with the top pick--- a khaki knit and woven safari dress with an oversized khaki and leopard sun hat.

Our favorite grouping was the “Finale: Black and White." Dramatically lining the last room the neutral tones got all urban jazzed in bold 60’s graphic prints …

And punched up with taxi cab yellow double knit dresses with zipper details.

Oversized embellishments, tasteful too--- added interest to the clothes…like jeweled necklines and a white gem-like fronts.

Well done…and well priced, Adrienne Vittadini delivered.