Because of all the beautiful people who make beautiful clothes and show them on beautiful Tuesday, I have a list, a lip and a little peek of each one. Photos are Marcio Madeira unless other wise indicated, courtesy of Style.com.
Betsey Johnson – Costume check..this is why we go to these things. To see just what kind of fuss Betsey will put into her creations. Is this not costume wear at play? I am thinking that the New York City Ballet better check these frocks out. She is a silly girl for the silly days we want to play dress-up.
Brian Reyes – For the more practical of us that just want to put on a killer cocktail dress and go to a party, Brian delivers a style that is not only comfortable and stylish, but definitely polished. R’el Dade is stunning in this dress.
Badgley Mischka – Gone are the days when Mark Badgley and James Mischka scared us a little with yards of dark fabrics and miles of chains. This team has refined and become one of the most elegant designers in the show. Every single piece was a stunner. Each model was perfect for the piece they wore. Everything just went perfectly right for them. Who would not want to own one of these dresses and wear it (everyday, Cinderella).
Christian Cota – I’m thinking 1940’s, after the War and everyone was wondering where that flirty girl they fell in love with went. The models were cute enough to put ribbons on and take to a party. Sumptous fabrics rich with color with that nice silky feeling all over when you put them on. I loved every piece in this show. Where am I going to put all these clothes? Wink. Photos: Kevin Sturman / Courtesy of Christian Cota
Malandrino – The collection was aptly named Nomad for it’s “Trip Around the World” feel. I could so see Samantha Brown from the Travel Channel in these two numbers, scouting out pottery in old Mexico or riding a camel in Cairo. I could so see me in the turquoise jewel in Tahiti…
Max Azria – This team has already done so many shows this week they nearly own the Runway. Most of Max’s signature collection looks as if he used the scissors liberally with the exception of one gorgeous gown that I am trying to figure out how to get.
Vera Wang – Here is a designer that knows how to make a woman look lovely. Wedding dresses, check. Lingerie, check, new spring collection – well…think black. Lots and lots of black. Every single piece was black. Some had disturbing chains. Um, I like her wedding dresses better. Vera, are you secretly cannelling your inner biker chick?