Chado Ralph Rucci Fall / Winter 2010 Womenswear Ready-To-Wear Collection by designer Chado Ralph Rucci.
Chado Ralph Rucci presented his fall collection in his SoHo showroom, as a salon-style show venue. with its floor-to-ceiling wall of mirrors. This allowed the designer to have complete control over the proceedings, and it also allowed every guest — all of whom sat facing said mirrors — a clear and unobstructed view of the celebrities in the front row crew of celebrities it was, with Patti Smith seated on one end, Martha Stewart seated on the other, and Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Lebowtiz and Ashford and Simpson in the middle – the latter two sandwiching a caped and bejewelled Andre Leon Talley, Many of the looks here felt decidedly sexier (dare we say younger?), than in seasons past, as seen in a black knitted mink/fox fur tunic, a fitted black leather jacket paired with a swingy above-the-knee skirt, a navy, sheer-seamed shirt dress that shimmered like wet pavement at midnight and a black wool jersey dress that was slashed with panels of neon pink taffeta – all of which were worn with thigh-high boots and twisted hand and finger wraps that nodded to Rucci’s fascination with Japanese culture remarkable techniques and exquisite indulgences Rucci is known for. The designer spared no expense with day looks either, splicing wool jersey dresses with panels of asymmetrically hand-tucked taffeta and tulle, and quilting silk moiré and cashmere jackets and coats along the lines of the moiré patterns. In his show notes, Rucci said he was driven forward by varying “levels of seduction, ranging from blatant to subliminal.” By seduction, Rucci doesn’t mean sexy, but rather sophisticated, rendered via lace and chiffon paneling and sumptuous fabrics.

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Christian Dior Spring / Summer 2010 Women’sReady-To-Wear Collection by John Galliano.
The theme was 1940s ‘film noir’ with models made-up to look like like Lauren Bacall, sporting wavy Veronica Lake hair and striking red lips. The kind of strong-shouldered woman, who can hold her own while looking incredibly chic. Disrobing was the big story at Dior, as Galliano replaced traditional suits with unconventional pairings, including French lace-trimmed knickers and satin teddies signaling the return of sex or as designer John Galliano termed it, the new “semi-undressed allure”. For day, pewter lamé and buff leather trench-style curvy jackets were belted over satin shorts, flirty slips and tight jeans. Off-the-shoulder jackets featuring a bow on each collarbone, and cropped trench styles including a short cotton version with a horseshoe neckline worn with pewter leather jeans kept the look modern and contemporary. Corsetry was key for evening — a theme Galliano introduced in his autumn/winter, haute couture show for Christian Dior. By night, the glamour was oh so seductive as Galliano put his heroine into a pale pink corset and a long draped mint green skirt that radiated with sequins. The overt transparencies such as a purple satin bra-and-knicker set, seen through sheer black chiffon overlay were an illusion created by paneled layers, so that the undergarments can be slipped on all at once. The black banded tops of stockings seen through sheer panels in a copper lamé dress, and bra and panties glimpsed under a semitransparent tiered blue gown, were actually shadows stitched onto under slips. Backstage, Galliano revealed the secret: all the underwear was actually built-in, making getting dressed a one-step operation. The collection captured the romantic essence of his Dior couture and offered accessible interpretations of the fabulous lingerie-based couture collection. A clever and alluring combination.

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