Friday, February 22, 2013


 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week/Lincoln Center

words/images Judith Ecochard

The Fall 2013 presentation staged by designer Rafael Cennamo---left us breathless---and not just because we had to ruuunnnn over -fast-to Lincoln Center so as not to miss this couture quality collection

gold cap sleeve dress with gold metal paillette linear and sunburst beading

The luxurious and immensely lavishing gold materials- panne and burnout velvets, cashmere, jacquard, and ornate embellishments/beading of metal paillettes and embroidered lace---coupled with inventive staging---caused quite the buzz for attendees.What a treat.

terrific-a chunky knit made of cream cashmere
 The Hall of Mirrors - at the Versaille Palace in France---was the inspiration--- mixed in with a warrior princess too, we thought...given the make-up by Bobbi Brown, and styling by Isabel Dupré...fantastic.

The creative dresses, skirts and knits were actually very wearable---albeit-for fancy occasions---flattery cuts, swaths of glam textiles-draped to perfection, bodices to show off curves...slim evening wear frocks and a striking draped ball gown with a tulle skirt-no doubt- Red Carpet ready...and a knit cashmere piece---  pictured above---is day time worthy, imo...

Clearly-much of this collection is hand wrought---and no surprise, the designer does brisk business in bridal gowns (Rafael Cennamo White Couture).

edgy modern and elegant----no wonder celebs are wearing Rafael Cennamo!

pretty-gold wave duchess print cocktail dress with beaded legging

Zoya Nails...

skirt-is a cashmere knit!

detail-incredible gold metallic fabric

gold metal paillette beaded bodice with espresso draped taffeta skirt

make-up Bobbi Brown-usually known for her natural look...not here. Fabulous

draped gold cocktail dress over leggings

v neck gown with detailed beading
Upscale stores like Saks and Neiman's carry the collection...