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Halston Spring 2011 CollectionSeptember 14, 2010
Manhattan is undoubtedly one of the most exciting cities in the world, especially during Fashion Week. It is 7pm and I am walking to the address indicated on my invitation, the only thing I know is that I’m going to cover the Spring 2011 Halston line, exciting to cover such a storied line but still not sure of what to expect. I arrive on the street, which is more or less in the middle of nowhere and saw limousine after limousine inline lest one with guests who dare not leave the comfort of their car because outside there’s flood from all the rain. The evening dress and Louboutin’s may indeed suffer with the water conditions on the ground. Luckily, the organization of the evening was extremely well planned and I just had to show my media pass and was already in the midst of the most glamorous guests-each other.
It was not a runway show but an exhibition which worked to great effect. The models were posed in an installation not a tradition runway show which allowed us to get close and see the detail of the pieces. Urban background music reminds us of some exotic sounds straight out of the Amazon, courtesy of John Goseling. It resonates well in the Great Hall of the Gladstone Gallery. The models are strategically placed in small groups on different pedestals, wooden structure, and even in the midst of exotic plants. All these factors created the perfect combination for an exhibition which was magnificent. Congratulations Gideon Ponte agency Magnet for the very successful design of the decoration.
The first room that greets us when we walked through the doors of the exhibition is a stunning long dress with glitter in shades of sand and gray. The cut of the dress is simple but perfectly crafted, it gives way and to a side print that was well crafter. This latest collection pays homage to the skin. That’s what inspired Marios Schwab designer Halston line. “Evocative, provocative and sensual” are the buzzwords of the designer. We find the lightness of the drape, silk and cloth, recurring themes since the beginning of the week, still done impressively here. We find long dresses, with suspenders, without Brettell, everything is there. Femininity is at its peak. This all coincided with colors like rose, cream, coral, black and with animal prints.
In short with the collection and celebrities in tow, this was a beautiful exhibition that is worthy to be admired and made me appreciate once again being Manhattan this week!
View the original French review on our sister site Triptyqu3.comRachel LeBeau
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While $1,000 Manolos did not go flying and only some elbows were thrown, a fashionable form of chaos did ensue when nearly 2,000 ticketholders at the Radio City Premiere of Sex and the City received bad news. Apparently the 2,000 fabulous fashionistas, Carey collaborators, Miranda maligners, Samantha supporters, and Charlotte cajolers were told in no uncertain terms that there were no more seats at the premiere for them. Movie studios typically overbook the venues for film premieres but something went very wrong. The ushers pointed to the fact that the tickets stated that seating would be done on a first come first served basis, but that did nothing to assuage the fans that paid upwards of $1,000 to get into the venue per ticket. Cynthia Nixon was heard saying that she hoped her mom was able to get in.Meghan Hart