The Reign of Spain

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Published February 10, 2010

CANDY PRATTS PRICE AND FERN MALLIS
AMBER DE VOS/PATRICK MCMULLAN

On the eve of New York’s Fashion Week, Spain is looking to steal some of the city’s thunder with the release of Geografía de la Moda Española (The Geography of Spanish Fashion.) A retrospective of Spain’s impact on fashion, the color-blocked book celebrates twenty-five years of Madrid’s fashion week.  At a cocktail party in the New York Public Library, a stone’s throw from the tents at Bryant Park, Carolina Herrera, Fern Mallis and Candy Pratts Price turned up to support the celebration of Spanish fashion. “I think Spanish fashion has a lot to do with music and it has to do with the culture we are.  We celebrate almost anything you know-dinner, lunch, breakfast.” said Pratts Price.  In a room filled with young, well-dressed, Spanish speaking party guests Price emphasized a look to the future for Spain: “There is more than just Cristobal Balenciaga, there are young people and Spain is bustling with art… It’s not about flamenco or just lace, it’s how we use those things today.”