Tuesday, December 16, 2008

American Express Premiere Night with Patricia Field

Last night a few hundred lucky people in Tokyo had the privilege to attend the American Express Premiere Night - an event that included a fashion show styled by Patricia Field, a live performance by Japanese popstar Ai, and an afterparty with open bar and yummy French food at Joel Robuchon.

By far the highlight of the evening was the fashion show. Much more interesting than your typical one-brand show, it was basically a showcase of Pat Field's extravagant and sexy style, using a mix of clothes from labels both high and low. The show started with a few male models strutting down the runway (which was made up of square tiles that lit up in different colors) wearing tailored black suits and funny, ethnic-style hats. But it was the women (naturally) who really got the audience excited. Everything from see-through mesh skirts to metallic jersey jumpsuits to hooded fur vests had a showing, and there was no shortage of raw, feminine sex appeal (as can only be expected from the stylist made famous by Sex and the City). During the Q&A session after the show, Patricia described the event as the first of its kind in the world, saying "tonight we used the runway just to show style."

We had a chance to chat with Patricia in her private room before the show, and she said that she thinks of Tokyo as her second home (she's been coming here since 1985 and says she never leaves without making a visit to the iconic Shibuya 109). We can't give any more news just yet, but stay tuned to learn more about upcoming plans between Pat and Crystal Ball!

The runway and hall where the show took place

The afterparty at Joel Robuchon

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