Sunday, September 18, 2011
Do you love the China Club? Not the cheesy one in Midtown Manhattan, but the posh one in Hong Kong. Never been there? That's ok, Douglas Hannant brought the glamor and elegance of 1930's Shanghai to the famed New York Plaza Thursday.
The designer did not use obvious Chinoiserie motifs in the clothes. Instead, he evoked the atmosphere of the era in the bamboo backdrop. The silhouettes were modern updates of classic silhouettes as seen in the gowns, sheaths and suits. Mr. Hannant used the most luxurious fabrics available.
Douglas Hannant doesn't pander to Hollywood or red carpet dressing. He prefers to concentrate on dressing his loyal clientele of socialites and grande ladies of the city. His boutique is nestled right next to the famous Warren Tricomi salon at the Plaza. Edward Tricomi of the salon explained his direction for the styling was for classic hairstyles updated with extra volume and crimping.
View our exclusive interview with Douglas Hannant with Mdivani Monroe: