Badgley Mischka Spring 2010

Where & When: Tuesday, September 15th at 10 a.m., the Tent, Bryant Park
Runway Recap: Sometimes designers play it safe with basic black and white; sometimes they take risks with outrageous bursts of color; and sometimes they do both, which was the story at today's Badgley Mischka show. Following the usual runway-show progression of day looks, transitioning into dramatic evening gowns, the duo started with work-friendly cotton tweed ensembles, shantung jackets, and matte jersey dresses with the odd swimsuit or bright red dress sprinkled throughout. The stars of the show, however, were the evening gowns: Badgley Mischka generally sticks to a slim, streamlined silhouette that doesn't detract from the ornate beading, sequins, lace detail, or whatever embellishment they choose to utilize. There were many glamorous looks that I'm sure we'll see on the red carpet at the Emmys on Sunday.
Standout Look: While Badgley Mischka's black gowns are always stunners, they can also do color quite well too. The shocking pink hue of this one is bold to begin with, but the delicate beading at the cap sleeves and hips doesn't result in sensory overload; in fact, it's the perfect complement.
Bonus Points: My seat afforded me a perfect view of Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato (Betty's nephew), who looked mildly pained when the Real Housewives' Bethenny Frankel and Kelly Bensimon sat down next to him and proceeded to have a heated conversation until the show started. Also, Fran Drescher, Kara DioGuardi, Shanae Grimes, Kim Kardashian, and Kelly Rowland were all reportedly there, although I didn't see any of them.
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