The technical name is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but let’s not get hung up on that. The important thing is yesterday was the first day of designer shows in Manhattan, spotlighting their fall 2011 lines.
Christian Siriano catwalks were awash with elaborate sculpted silhouettes in inky blacks and earthy tones. His darkly romantic mood was set by ruffle-edge dresses and sheer skirts, which gave way to elaborate ball gowns with the fullest of chiffon skirts.
As expected, Johnny Weir took his front row place on time, ready to vogue for the cameras.
His unusual, usual choice of practical footwear left something (stilettos) to be desired, the controversial fashionisto brought plenty to send tongues wagging and eyebrows raising. Johnny is definitely NOT a friend of PETA.
Luca Luca designer Raul Melgoza chose this season to use a lot of color. Models were sent down the runway in bright looks like pink jumpsuit and beanie teamed with a bright orange fur jacket.
The trendiest girl in Hollywood, Leighton Meeser is Public Fashionista Number One. Leighton wore the French line Carven to promote her new movie “The Roommate” Carven was in L.A. this past weekend at Barney’s to show both spring 2011 and fall lines.
And finally,Amanda Brooks hire as the new fashion director of Barneys New York was just in time for her to sit front row at New York Fashion Week.