Dennis Basso has officially been in the business only slightly longer than I’ve been alive, indicated by the homage to him and his 30th anniversary in WWD. As much as I love fashion, I have to admit, I haven’t been following it since birth. So the storied history of Basso’s success is something I have to take everyone else’s word for. I’m inclined to believe it, given the number of fashion’s most highly respected visages I saw in the audience. And I also have to appreciate the collection that was Basso’s own homage to his successful history. He’s well known as a furrier and did not disappoint his fans by running down fur topper after fur topper, each one feeling fresh, youthful and wearable. It’s easy to go old school with fur.
He also marched a beautiful array of alligator jackets and furs accented with the exclusive leather. I adored his fall color palette of blues, greens and grays. Underneath his sumptuous outerwear were largely red carpet gowns (that were stunning and full of sparkle) and adorable fit-and-flare strapless cocktail dresses; however, he may have missed the mark by pairing a few of the looks with too-loose velvet pants that were cut more like sweats than anything else.