Dennis Basso Spring 2011

When & Where: Tuesday, September 14 at 3 p.m., the Stage, Lincoln Center
Runway Recap: Basso picked up from where he left off with the ballerina theme from last spring (which I loved), but took it to a Judy Jetson–like level of futurism. The shimmery metallic fabrics were interesting, but the midriff-baring cutouts, random flounces, and supershort full skirts made everything look a bit costumey. The rare bits of fur (mostly in shrugs) and more sophisticated gowns seemed better suited to Basso's loyal clientele. The audience, however, seemed to like what they saw: They gave the designer a standing ovation.
Standout Look: This horsehair gown was dramatic and diaphanous, and the buttery nude color made it seem all the more luxurious. It should be noted, this gown was almost to the model's waist by the time she hit the end of the runway; she yanked it up and soldiered on.
Bonus Points: Somewhat unexpectedly, Basso used a very diverse lineup of models.
Where to Buy: Visit for store locations.

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