|Opening look Naeem Kahn Fall 2012|
"This collection is inspired by the decadence and the dust of India", proclaimed Naeem. It wasn't hard to imagine that it took, "hundreds of artisans 3 months to complete"... luxe is an understatement.
Combining embroidery with lace, beads, feathers and fringe, dresses, pants and caftans, shimmered and shimmied down the opulently lit runway...Sometimes generous swaths of skin were exposed, but always tastefully.
Organza coats looked as light as gossamer wings, awash in prints of swirls and dots.
The front row included Padma Lakshmi, Kristen Chenowith and Matt and Lucie Damon, and some A list stylists, like Brad Goreski, scouting for gowns for the Academy Awards. Here is a generous sampling of my faves and who I would love to see wearing them:
|Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge|
|Cate Blanchett, Marie Josee Kravis|
|Evan Rachel Wood|
|Naeem enjoying the crowd|
I also adored the, "slouchy, easy-to-do French twists, created by Laurent Philippon for Bumble & Bumble, which looked finished but not fussy.