Seam Stress

NEW YORK — Saturday afternoon was, for most New Yorkers, just another shopping day — the 14th in the frenetic countdown till Christmas. But for Joseph Carter there was a more pressing deadline: only 96 hours left till the Marc Jacobs...

 “I ask people to give me the favor, the pleasure, to make their costume,” she says. “I really love to do this. This is the happiest time for me.”

When she discovered that Philip Sauma, whose company, Mood Fabrics, donated wares to both Carter and Iftode, did not have a guise of his own, she enthusiastically offered her services. A friend had to tell her she didn’t have the time.

“I’m happy and proud,” Iftode says the night of the ball, dressed in a polkadot corset and crimson cape. “I’m lucky to work with Marc and Robert,” she adds with a giddy smile.

As for Carter, who this year again wins the best costume trophy and the one dollar prize, he admits to having “a little bit of difficulty with space issues.” But that doesn’t impede Louis XVI’s consort from dancing on stage and belting out Gwen Stefani’s “What You Waiting For?” in her golden pannier puff.
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