Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2011

When & Where: Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m., the Theatre, Lincoln Center
Runway Recap: Having attended Rebecca Minkoff's presentations since they were held in her showroom, I feel a bit of kinship toward her; now that she's showing in the Theatre, the biggest venue at Lincoln Center, I almost feel like a proud parent—my baby has hit the big time! Now with a full-fledged ready-to-wear business, Minkoff's fall collection was inspired by model-turned-musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl, who performed live at the show with her boyfriend, Sean Lennon (yes, that Sean Lennon). Muhl's look is very downtown-bohemian, and so the collection had a bit of It Girl-ness to it, but in a more refined, sellable (read: heavy on black) way. I find Minkoff has always had a talent for jackets, and so there were some gorgeously beaded numbers, some softy draped ones, a sexy motorcycle jacket or two, a gorgeous fur-trimmed trench, and even a cape. As for the rest, there were some vintage-looking printed pieces, printed pants (a big trend so far this season), and a hot pair of leather shorts, all of which had a chic polish, in spite of their free-spirited inspiration.
Standout Look: Is this a sweater? A dress? A tunic? Whatever it is, I want it. (For the record, the show notes say it's a sweater.) The color was warm and autumnal, and I love the super-exaggerated cowl neckline.
Bonus Points: This show was ridiculously packed with celebs: Jessica Szhor, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Nicola Peltz (Chuck's new love interest) from Gossip girl, Katrina Bowden from 30 Rock, Kat DeLuna, Louise Roe, Agyness Deyn, the rapper Eve, and Lo and Stephanie from The Hills were all front row.
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