Nanette Lepore Fall 2011

When & Where: Wednesday, February 16 at 11 a.m., the Stage, Lincoln Center
Runway Recap: As happy as I've been to see so much color on the fall runways (especially after so many recession-borne seasons of black, gray, and white), there's a certain density and heaviness to fall colors. So when the first batch of creamy white and gray looks came down the runway at Nanette Lepore, I was ready for neutrals all over again. She layered cozy-looking sweaters with wispy chiffon dresses, and flounce hems on everything from skirts to jackets gave the collection a feminine feel. A series of teal tweed coats and beaded black velvet looks were more seasonal (and, one would argue, practical), but even these were done with a light hand and with a femininity that's sure to please Lepore devotees.
Standout Look: This was the first look in the show and it was totally indicative of the airiness I mentioned earlier. I love the combination of the handknit-looking cardigan and the pretty, silky maxi dress. It's romantic and lovely and a nice change of pace for fall.
Bonus Points: Nanette Lepore has awesome friends who all come to her show--so much so that I kind of want to be her friend too! This included Aida Turturro, John Slattery and his wife Talia Balsam, Lili Taylor, Kelly MacDonald, Kelly Rutherford, and Patricia Clarkson. Seriously, it was the best front row I saw all week (and, even better, I was sitting directly across from them).
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1 comment

Not Just Yet said...

nanette is one of the most wearable designers. lover her!!