As longtime fans of designer Jeff Garner, we stopped by the swanky cocktail reception and fashion show, Prophetik Presents “A Dress to Change the World” last Thursday night and were awed by his use of color, texture, and classic Hollywood glamour.
The 42 looks presented that night were over-the-top in all the right ways. Originally launched as the “Princess Grace Tribute Collection,” the items first appeared in Monaco at the Hotel De Paris on September 14. The collection takes the iconic simple style of Grace Kelly and transforms it into a modern ready-to-wear set with sustainable fabrics and plant- and earth-based dyes, all made in Tennessee.
Hosted by the Standard Smith House, this show sparkled with a palette of ivory, indigo, pale yellow, sea foam, Kelly green, and coral. Rodney Mitchell Salon provided hair and makeup for the models who wore jewelry from the “Adorn” line by Somouce for Jeff Garner. There were also musical appearances by Eric Heatherly, The Vespers, and Andrew Thorp (DJ Coco).
Congratulations to Garner who was just named of one of 40 top artists in the US and whose works were placed into the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery for a “40 under 40” Exhibition. A romantic visual artist, pioneer, and unconventional designer, he is clearly on a path of transformation, leading the evolution of fashion and changing perceptions of luxury.