One of the highlights of New York Fashion Week for me wasn’t the fashion news made at Lincoln Center with mainstream contemporary designers, but rather at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel, where I attended the Dennis Basso Spring/Summer 2013 presentation. I was immediately whisked into a magnificent sparkling fashion wonderland thanks to his stunningly exquisite looks and the sheer opulence of the ballroom.
It was a fashion fairytale if I ever saw one, resonating with the designer’s inspiration for the collection: a seaside resort in Deauville, France, otherwise known as the Riviera of Paris in the 1960s. The models were regal and lovely, perfectly coiffed and statuesque, while their elegant gowns were positively gorgeous in a palette reminiscent of the sky and the sea: blush, ivory, champagne, gold, soft blues and sheer black.
Chiffon, silk organza, lace and tulle created a whimsical, lavish look on each model who posed under sparkling chandeliers in the hotel's ultra-extravagant ballroom. So rarely do we see glamour and ladylike perfection anymore, but for a rare moment in time, Dennis Basso took us back to an elegant era filled with fur capelets, shimmering cocktail dresses, flouncy, full skirts and breathtaking ball gowns.
Pour la Victoire footwear complemented each look with a timeless patent platform pump, while Kabuki gave each model a sophisticated makeup look that included sultry doe eyes, full lashes, pale pink and smoky bronze shadows, and nude, muted lips. Cheeks were sculpted with bronzer and a golden highlight. Photo Credit: BFA Pictures
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