New York Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2011: Kimberly Ovitz and that Lindsay Lohan dress
Apparently, when it comes to a dress, there is no such thing as bad press. How else do you explain the frenzy over the skin-tight white knit minidress Lindsay Lohan wore to court recently? Critics and tabloid writers derided the look for being inappropriate, but shoppers couldn't get enough of it.
The dress, designed by Kimberly Ovitz, sold out around the country within hours. It was so popular, Ovitz is recutting it. "It's actually one of the styles we do every season," she said at the presentation of her fall line at Pace Gallery. It's called the Glavis dress.
Best part is, the whole thing was news to her. "I found out when TMZ called me to confirm it was mine," Ovitz said. "She bought it on her own."
Asked if she would have worn the dress to court, Ovitz demurred, "I hope I am never in a position where I have to think about that."
At her presentation, against a backdrop of colorful works by artist Jennifer Barrett, Ovitz continued to explore her architecturally-inspired aesthetic in a palette of black, white and gray with electric blue and flourescent yellow accents.
Some of it worked (a long-sleeved white jersey dress with a single shoulder cutout and a twisted bodice; a chunky white sweater with a crisscrossing cable knit). But other pieces were just awkward, including a neon yellow stretch minidress with an unfortunate triangular black panel obscuring half the body. (The makeup, which made the models look as if they'd been huffing yellow paint, didn't help.) Too much concept, and not enough of a reality check perhaps?
-- Booth Moore in New York
Photo top: Lindsay Lohan. Credit: Mark Ralston/ AFP / Getty Images.
Photo bottom: Looks from the Kimberly Ovitz fall-winter 2011 runway collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times.