A Gatsby Garden Party

Rachel Antonoff spring 2013 collection

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Exterior: industrial warehouse. Interior: a topiary maze borrowed from the Queen of Hearts (badminton court included). Models in the “Powers of Ten”-inspired* collection enacted vignettes from a glamorous West Egg soiree: cake eating, sporting, and carving love notes on trees.

Once our Wonderland-induced vertigo subsided, the clothes came into focus. Looks were girlish and quirky — swingy shifts, paper-bag trousers, and peekaboo oxfords in muted shades, plus the occasional earth-toned print. Standout details? Embellished Peter Pan collars, cool-girl visors, and PB&J triangles served on picnic tables.


*”Powers of Ten” is a 1977 Eames documentary about the relative scale of the universe. We appreciate the nod to Charles and Ray.

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