Celebrity stylist Bobette Cohn and her treasure trove of “vintage recreations” visited Nest on McKinney Avenue last week.
Check out DFW Style Daily’s gallery to see why A-listers and fashion fans alike adore Bobette’s one-of-a-kind designs.
Bobette Cohn of Bobette New York made her most recent stop at Nest (4524 McKinney Avenue) in Dallas just last week. Co-hosted by Nest owner Heather Wiese-Alexander and Rhonda Sargent Chambers, Cohn’s trunk show featured her signature “vintage recreations”, including dresses, coats, sweaters, handbags, and more.
If you haven’t yet heard of this celebrity stylist-turned-designer, DFW Style Daily is excited to make the introduction.
To begin, Bobette Cohn’s background includes styling A-list clients (Tilda Swinton, Susan Sarandon, Tom Brady) and editorials in top-tier publications (Vogue, Rolling Stone). Her personal passion for breathing new life into flea market finds lead to this secondary career in vintage design. Seems she couldn’t step out of the house in one of her reworked frocks without fielding a flurry of compliments and requests.
One look at a Bobette New York treasure, and you’ll understand why celebrities and fashion fans alike ooh and aah in their presence.
Molly Sims rocks a Bobette New York harlequin-print sequin top
The process of a recreation begins when Cohn selects an “outstanding individual vintage piece” at a fair, market, or shop. She steers clear of designer labels, as she would never dare to alter a Chanel, YSL, or the like. Instead, Cohn gravitates toward forgotten looks from the ‘60s and ‘70s, in need of a little tender loving care.
She may then shorten a hemline, remove a sleeve or two, or layer in a silk lining. Cohn has also been known to add luxe embellishments like feathered collars and fur cuffs. A couple of weeks later, the “recreated” garment is ready to find a new home.
In short, Cohn explains, “I breathe new life into these pieces.”
If you missed Bobette Cohn’s latest show at Nest, we invite you to browse through our gallery below. Bobette New York items start at about $200, and are available by contacting the designer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Photos, credit: Bobette New York and Sylvia Elzafon for DFW Style Daily)