by WWD Staff
Posted Thursday June 11, 2009
A sketch of Tracey Ullman’s dress by Doo.Ri.
Photo By Courtesy Photo CLOTHES HORSE: Tracey Ullman
, who will host the 2009 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday, clearly seems to know it always helps to play the field when faced with a tough fashion crowd. She will have two outfit changes that night, going for three generations of female American designers. In the course of the evening, which will take place at Alice Tully Hall, Ullman will don a vintage Claire McCardell dress, as well as dresses by Doo.Ri and Donna Karan, whom the comedienne recently lampooned on her Showtime series “State of the Union.” Doo-Ri Chung’s red dress is actually inspired by McCardell, whom Chung has admired since her days at Parsons The New School for Design, where she wrote her thesis on the American fashion icon. The dress will be accessorized with a belt studded with crystals from Swarovski, which is underwriting the awards.