You may recall from our front row post that this show happened just before the Met Gala. Apparently Thom Brown determined this because his partner was Andrew Bolton, chief curator at the Mets Costume Institute, and he decided that it made things easier because it was all in one fell swoop. (Will this argument last forever? Find out next May. Now there’s a disgruntled cliffhanger.) The theme was New York as an island misfit toy, per EnjoyWhich further explains:
The first 24 were “realistic” versions of Brown’s stitching, the second 24 were their “conceptual” partners, exuberant and confused to express the individuality and truth of self-expression.
It is useful, however EnjoyIt had 51 looks in its own slideshow (like ours, but I made it beautiful with some close-ups), so where did the other three fit and which ones? But I appreciate the pragmatic quotations, since it is certain that Thom Brown defined the term differently than most. This slideshow made me crave for one thing: a motherfucking walk-off between Thom Brown and Moschino. Pick a theme, give them a runway and go back and notice the whimsy of their two brands at work.