Michael Bastian Fall 2012: The Extra Man
02 . 14 . 12
After four and a half days of braving the women’s fall shows, I was happy for a brief reprieve at the Michael Bastian men’s fashion show this afternoon. Every boy blogger in the land was in attendance and the crowd was just as chic as the men who walked the runway. Fall at Michael Bastian is beyond gorgeous and it was honestly one of the best shows I’ve seen this week which includes the set with tress, falling snow and chandeliers. I’m not just saying that because he’s featured in my book either.
I joked after that I wanted to marry the man who wears the fall Michael Bastian collection which was actually kind of funny after I read the show notes. The theme was “The Extra Man” a phrase that came from a 1974 New York Times story on the “city’s most popular ‘extra’ men” that was “culled from the address books of a number of hostesses.” The list included Bill Blass, Albert Hadley, Mario Buatta, Jerome Zipkin, and David Webb, among others.
“These were men who were charming, well-dressed, educated, and single—that’s really important. These are the guys who you actually want to talk to at a party. They’re topical, smart, and can tell a dirty joke. They are the social Olympians.” – Michael Bastian
I really hope every man will look to Michael Bastian for his fall 2012wardrobe because if he does, he will the best dressed man where ever he goes.
Photos by Heather Clawson for Habitually Chic