Barbara Tfank Inc
Barbara Tfank, known for her vintage brocade and floral evening wear is emblematic of L.A.’s artisanal fashion community. Like so many others, Tfank first made her mark on the red carpet, while working as a design consultant for Prada. She created the ethereal lavender gown worn by Uma Thurman at the 1995 Academy Awards that put the Italian fashion house on the map.
A former costume designer, Tfank launched her own label for spring 2001, with cinematic metallic brocade cocktail coats, capelet jackets and dresses with nipped waists and full skirts, beginning at $1,500. Tfank_rage Her clothes have an Old World feel and a specialness that’s missing in so much of the designer market. I also appreciate that they are for grown-up women of all ages and sizes. (A few of her dresses even, gasp!, have sleeves.) Adele wore a custom black gown by Tfank for the Grammys in February.
This review is courtesy of Kevin Sturman for the Los Angeles Times .
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