Beautiful and bizarre
a tiny sentence on the reverse: “Touch to reveal front.” Letters became visible with the show details once a hand was placed on the card, presumably a chemical reaction from heat.
Diane von Furstenberg’s invitations bore a colourful floral swirl on a black background, while an invite to an Oscar de la Renta party was pretty and romantic, covered with red, pink and beige roses. The invitation to the show for Edun, the label founded by rocker Bono and his wife to promote the fashion industry in Africa, was covered with soft gray felt.
The DKNY invite was hologramlike, showing different images – including the DKNY logo and the Statue of Liberty – depending which way you tilted it. Christian Siriano’s invitation showed a body with a protruding breast, covered in black and white polka dots.
Manolo Blahnik, known for sexy high-end shoes, had a drawing of an old-fashioned side-buttoned ankle boot on his invitation – but with a stiletto heel. – AP
Invitations are often mini-works of art.