Monday, September 12, 2011

9/11 Memorial, Paul Simon Sound of Silence at Ground Zero, Patriotic Fashion

Realistically, there are no words that I could type out that would do justice the deep, unforgettable sadness that fills hearts and souls when it comes to September 11, 2001 the day that changed the world forever.

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary memorial of the tragic day that left thousands of lives cut short, and thousands more with an empty void in their hearts, never to be filled again.  While memorials were held all around New York, primarily at ground zero, the fashion world was also honoring the tragedy as New York Fashion Week continued. 

Donna Karan appropriately showcased her DKNY collection that celebrated the American spirit, featuring a palate of red, white, and blues, and a sense of freedom in the cuts and draping.  And the streets were littered with fashion forward women wearing their own take of patriotic chic, some bold and obvious, others subdued and classic.

But most importantly, while I have nothing but respect for the visual fashion community, at the end of the day, I believe the most fashionable thing on Earth is found in unity and love, and that was what was accomplished during the memorial.  People gathered by the droves to hold each other up, support, and honor the pain that this devastation has scarred the nation with.  There’s nothing more fashionable than that kind of love.

I leave you with this:  Paul Simon’s beautiful and haunting solo performance of “Sound of Silence” at Ground Zero.

God bless.

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

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