Wednesday, May 11, 2011


The Box, Lincoln Center
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York

Words/Images Judith Ecochard

A value label, Adrienne Vittadini always shows some wearable separates-on trend, tasteful, grown-up.

This outing took a page from the 80's---and not the punk rock phase either. Instead the reference was "Modern Muses" as exemplified by the super models of that era and the namesake herself.

Pat Cleveland in a Granite Tweed Deep V-Neck Knit Dress

Many known just by one name...

...those great looking gals summed up thus... "each of these women expresses her spirit through fashion, exudes ageless style and radiates confidence."

Models Carol Alt, Roshumba, Irina, Carmen, Frederique, Niki Taylor, and Pat Cleveland.

Very smart---the production was really clever---taking the presentation space and turning it into an intimate runway show.

Also-since these ladies don't have to prove anything---they looked like they were having a good time and to us, the clothes looked comfy, though those high heels might have required a bit of a balancing act..
Tannin chain-detail crewneck sweater with featherweight flannel slim skirt on Niki Taylor

The clothes---flattering knits, cut on bias, hourglass shaped, easy to wear and mix-up separates.
Black Chiffon Sequin Tank with Lurex Skirt-ease of knits for night

An AV claim to fame---in a hourglass knit in bright red on Carol Alt...

A cashmere cocoon cape in charcoal over a silver featherweight flannel pant and silk georgette blouse on Roshumba---POLISHED

---and we really liked these black ponti leather leggings on Irina.

The legendary Carmen looked amazing---in her charcoal herringbone ponti draped dress.

VERY FUN show, classic modern clothes...and affordable.