Some of fashion brightest lights came out tonight to support the book launch of "Yeohlee: Work Material Architecture" at the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center Books on Madison Avenue. The signing was hosted by Paola Antonelli, Harold Koda and Valerie Steele. Hardly lightweights any of them.
Yeohlee is one of those American designers, like Ralph Rucci, who toiled quietly for many years without the big media fanfare and whose talents are now being universally recognized. Indeed Yeohlee Teng, Ralph Rucci and Geoffrey Beene may now be the high watermark of what is the best in American fashion design.
Just to mention a few of those we recognized at the party was Elsa Klensch, Fern Mallis, Robert Verde, Pat Jacobs, Stan Herman, Patrick McDonald, Mary Lou Luther, and Ruth Finley. Even better there was a long line of fans who purchased the book waiting for personalized autographs by Yeohlee.