I really can’t stand the Upper East Side, but Lisa Perry's store makes hanging around there bearable. The store itself is totally stark white; everywhere you turn is punctuated by an array of powerful pop colors on her mod clothing, accessories, and home interiors that remind me of the inside of the spaceship in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Lisa Perry was stop #1 on this year’s Fashion’s Night Out agenda. For her FNO soiree, Lisa and co teamed up with the cast of Pan Am, a new show premiering on ABC on Sunday, September 25th. Pan Am glamorizes the life of flight attendants in the 1960’s who work for Pan Am airlines and follows them through their relationships and such. The show essentially seems like Mad Men in the sky, so it made so much sense that the master of mod, Lisa Perry, would collaborate with them for Fashion’s Night Out. Along with the in-store debut of Lisa’s A/W 2011 collection, guests mingled with the cast of Pan Am and the first 50 people who arrived that night even received a signature Pan Am bag.
From left to right: Lichtenstein's "No Thank You," "Light On," and "Spray" painting dresses.
Last year, Lisa did a line incorporating some of Andy Warhol’s most iconic pieces which made my heart flutter a million times over. Following her art-inspired collection, Lisa’s latest body of work sources some of Roy Lichtenstein’s most well-known art for a limited edition Lichtenstein collection at Lisa Perry's Madison Avenue store, from which a portion of the profits will also go to benefit the Parrish Art Museum.
Paparazzi in da house
Lisa Perry; 976 Madison Avenue (between 76th and 77th streets); 212-334-1956.
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