Man, I loves me some Patricia Field. Whenever you hear about something cool that happened in New York, it always comes back to Pat. The whole club kid phenomenon, Pat was there, John Waters’s early film shoots, Pat was there, Sex and the City, Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada, Pat was there. She’s the embodiment of New York style: big, brash and unapologetically tacky. Some day I hope to be just like her.
Pat’s latest collaboration is with Mattel, designers of Barbie. This week she’s unveiled a line of clothing inspired by the little plastic poppet. One of the T-shirts is emblazoned with the legend: “I want my Dream House” – how funny is that? There’s nothing for men unfortunately but it’s a great collection and I’m pleased it exists even if I’m not going to wear any of it.
Inspired by news of this collection, I checked out the House of Field menswear collection on-line and uncovered this T-shirt, which carries some of the frankly filthy language Pat hears on the runway. Poor Pat! It looks a bit of a strange shape but it’s long, has a deep V and is by Patricia Field, so what do I know? Get it here.