Its that time of year again where the fashion elite gather in Savannah for the annual SCAD Fashion show, the culmination of SCAD’s annual style and design series, SCAD Style 2008. World-renowned artists, designers and industry professionals come to get a taste what SCAD’s fashion design students have cooking up this year.
We ran across a post in New York’s Magazine’s fashion blog, The Cut, where Savannah, and the SCAD Fashion Show were mentioned in reference to Dior designer John Galliano. M’sieur Galliano (he’s really a Brit, but I just wanted to say that) is receiving the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The writers for The Cut ask him what he was looking forward in his visit to Savannah, GA, and Gilliano said…
“I’m told it is really spiritual,” he said. “André is going to show me around. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Heh, heh! Then to my disdain, NY Mag made a comment about “how cute” it would be for John Galliano and André Leon Talley to have “fried green tomato” picnics in the park “play golf” and go on “ghost tours.” Hey! We may not be New York or Paris, but Savannah still has a lot more to offer than putting greens, fried foods, and haunted houses! For example:
Kayaking on the Ogeechee River
Jepson Center for the Arts (or any of the other 52 art galleries)
A production at the Savannah Actors Theatre
Screenings at the Lucas Theater by the Savannah Film Society
Camping at Skidaway Island’s Campground
Not to mention live music at Mercury Lounge (or the many other watering holes in Savannah), watching skateboarders do tricks in the park, listening to spoken word at the Sentient Bean, or checking out the Chief Rockers B-Boy crew break dance on River Street. See, there are other things even New York types would get a kick out of doing here in Savannah.