What a wit at Peter Jensen





This was the press release from the Peter Jensen show and luckily for me, Fashionista thought it was as entertaining as I did and have published it on their site. Shame the clothes – which were inspired by the films of Jodie Foster – weren’t as good as the press release but I guess you can’t have everything…(btw, Julie Verhoeven was responsible for the fugly painted jeans):

“Good evening, Clarice.”

“Hello, Doctor Lecter. I hope I’m not intruding. I have some…documents for you to look at.”

“You’re one of Peter Jensen’s, aren’t you?”

“I’m just here to show you the looks, Doctor. We’d like your opinion.”

“I see. Tell me about this collection, Clarice.”

“It’s about Jodie. Jodie Foster.”

“Another actress? He thinks he can dissect me with this blunt little tool?”

“It’s different this time. It’s androgynous. It begins with tailoring, damask mini skirt suits with oversized shirts, high waist trousers…”

“You don’t have to tell me, Clarice. I see floral jacquards, sequin spot tops, lace-up pencil skirts…this is the Foster of The Accused, of The Hotel New Hampshire, isn’t it?”

“We think so. But where is it going Doctor? Tell me.”

“You don’t need me to tell you, Clarice. Look inside Your Self.”

“What do you mean, Doctor?”

“This collection looks like you too, Clarice. The sporty good looks, the waspy attitude, the tomboy charm. Your grey marl tracksuit with gold foil spot, tailored jackets with shoulder pads. This is a collection for a woman who was never afraid to challenge herself on screen, from the bouncy young girl in Freaky Friday, to the street-wise streetwalker of Taxi Driver, the feisty teen in Foxes, right up to the precocious FBI trainee of Silence of the Lambs.”

“Quid pro quo, Doctor. Tell me what you see. Tell me about the prints. or maybe you’re afraid to.”

“You know what it looks like to me Clarice? It looks like you’ve been collaborating with Julie Verhoeven.”

“You see a lot, Doctor. It’s in the t-shirts, t-shirt dresses, scarves…They’ve got handwriting all over them.”

“They’re beautiful Clarice. Sometimes you wear leopard print, but not today.”

“It’s in the collection, Doctor.”

“You dreamed of getting out didn’t you? Getting out, getting all the way to the Oscars party. But you’ve got nothing to wear.”

“You’re wrong, Doctor. There are chiffon balloon-sleeve dresses, printed georgette suits. Satin dressing-gown dresses…he might be famous for relaxed and wearable clothing with quirky detailing, but Mr. Jensen is getting quite a reputation for party dresses. There’s a whole section of evening looks, inspired by Jodie in The Hotel New Hampshire.”

“Mr. Jensen knows nothing, Clarice. You know what he looks like to me, with his good bags and his amazing shoes? He looks like a London Fashion Week staple. And the world is certainly more interesting with him in it.”

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5 Responses to What a wit at Peter Jensen

  1. Paris says:

    Oh my goodness how exciting to see the LFW updates!! Especially interesting to see fellow bloggers you have met! I was there at a few shows today – I wonder if you were there too!! xx

  2. enc says:

    Gawd, that’s brilliant.

  3. Pamcasso says:

    this= hilarious. I like the first pink outfit.

  4. Make Do and Mend says:

    Ah I love a script and yours was delectable – can’t do Hannibal Lechter horrid slither thing!

  5. Make Do and Mend says:

    Actually having digested the release (which has much to commend)and viewed clothes on fashionista – I’m thinking what tosh now! I thought the ones you picked were hid but refrained from being blunt.

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