This past Tuesday, Rosie Assoulin paired natural wines (selected by the sommelier at Eleven Madison Park) with her new collection of Pre-Fall and Fall 2019 ready-to-wear. Fitting, considering Rosie Assoulin is the glouglou of New York Fashion Week—by which I mean the French term recently associated with natural wines, translating back to English somewhat imperfectly as the “gulp, gulp” or “glug, glug” a juicy, chuggable wine demands.
Rosie’s dresses are the tart and fizz of a week-long marathon, with colors of tangerine peels and grapefruit segments that wave from across the room and say, “Hey you, here’s something to look forward to!” When I occasionally toy with the idea of a levity diet (e.g., avoiding dark movies and dreary books, opting instead for a festival of Netflix comedy specials and a novel that weighs on my chest like a hunk of meringue), Rosie Assoulin’s sunny garments and banana yellow shoes fit right into the picture. Maybe that’s because this isn’t the first time I’m seeing this picture: a few years ago, I remember seeing a snapshot of Audrey Gelman at her own rehearsal dinner in a dress by Rosie and thinking, There’s a woman who knows how to celebrate.
All that being said, good Saturday morning to you! Care to guzzle your coffee like it’s glouglou and take a spin through the slideshow below?
Photos by Edith Young.