Talk of the Tents

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Carmen Marc Valvo: Dive right in

The Carmen Marc Valvo spring 2014 collection is

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Ready to take the dive? Carmen Marc Valvo’s scuba-inspired collection was a new twist from this seasoned hand. Models in two-tone wigs set the stage for this predominantly black and white runway that exuded a bit of aggression and lots of pow. Sexy, body con cocktail frocks — some pairing athletic mesh and black leather — were just shy of edgy. A couple of swimsuits — one a scuba-style maillot...

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Carmen Marc Valvo: A stylist’s dream

Carmen Marc Valvo's Fall 2013 collection was much

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At Carmen Marc Valvo’s stellar show on Friday at the tents, our seatmate, the celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch (a Long Islander, by the way), checked off the run-of-show like a grocery list. “Ohhhh,” he swooned, over the show-opening coat comprised of black square patent leather tiles. “I need that coat on Tuesday for celebrity X who’s going to the Beyoncé premiere.” And so it went, as each of Valvo’s...

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Carmen Marc Valvo: Elegant ladies turned samurai warriors

Designer Carmen Marc Valvo's Spring 2013 line has

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Alec Baldwin’s new bride, Hilaria, may be new to the Carmen Marc Valvo brand, but she’s hip to the designer’s reputation. “The man knows how to dress a woman,” she said, sitting front row at Valvo’s show Sunday night. There’s no question that’s what keeps his clients coming back, whether it’s members of the Upper East Side social set or celebs like Vanessa Williams (who was also in the audience). ...

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