Since it's reveal on Sunday, Jonathan Saunders Fall 2009 collection has been met with a myriad of mixed reviews. According to Fashion Week Daily, Saunders "presented a collection that looked like it was inspired by both Kazaks and Martians." The New York Post described the models as "members of some space alien techno militia." And style.com editor, Nicole Phelps wrote, "If it sounds like there was a lot going on, there was. But it was held together, for the most part, by a rigorous color palette."
How is it then that, instead of martians and mismatched colors, my eyes registered Turkish delight? (Make that 'turkey' delight.) Perhaps it was the combination of capelets, fluttery edges, and intricate detailing. (Or maybe the gathered fabric shoulders and burnt, shimmery color palette paired with slick cue-ball heads did my eyes in!) In any event, I couldn't help but wonder if giant fan tails might instantly transform them into fashionable fowl -- or alien burlesque dancers, depending on who you ask ;)
P.S. Since we're on the topic of turkeys -- There are three 'must see' naturally-occurring events everyone should experience in their lifetime: 1) aurora borealis, 2) sunrise at the Haleakala Volcano, and 3) a turkey strutting its stuff during mating season. (Sure, it sounds crazy, but when a male turkey puffs up his chest and fans his tail, you would be hard pressed to find a fashionista with even 1/10th the style. Plus, I wouldn't miss the crazy little dance they do for the world!)