Prettier than a They Might Be Giants lyric
“With all this extra savoir-faire / What is left for me to prove, dear,” asked the absurdist alt-rock duo They Might Be Giants on their 1994 album John Henry. But Asheville’s Extra Savoir Faire fashion show, held at the Garage at Biltmore (101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 545-4841) on Saturday, Oct. 18, sent local designers and retails stomping down the runway like they did have something to prove. Represented were finds from retro-boutique Vintage Moon (46 Commerce St., Asheville, 225-2767), prom and bridesmaids’ gowns from Gyna Fashions (277-8825), and designers More than Mammal (La Fortuna Boutique, 101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, 545-4841), Rainbow Black (La Fortuna Boutique), Tegonia (www.tegonia.com), and ARTeries by Stina (Phil Mecahnic Studios, by appointment at 337-1236).
• [left] Knit wit: Backstage before the show in a bright maxi-skirt and turquoise crochet shawl from Vintage Moon.
• [right] Pretty in pink: Prom-perfect or maid-of-honor material in crinoline and satin frmo Bliss.
• [left] Queen of everything: A floor-length green and gold caftan dress from Vintage Moon hits a regal note.
• [right] Obi-wan: A kimono and obi sash-inspired gown of floral gauze from Vintage Moon is comfortable enough for nap-time, glamorous enough for the runway.