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BCBG Max Azria: More color blocking and Maria Menounos at Fashion Week

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (L) and TV

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (L) and TV personality Maria Menounos attend the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion at The Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Feb. 9, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Max and Lubov Azria move color blocking forward for fall (ahhh, yes, they had plenty for spring) with Bauhaus-inspired shift and pleated dresses – some with contrasting insets – many topped with patchwork coats of different proportions.

Sometimes it all got a little complicated: a strong-shouldered leather, canvas, recycled fur patched coat atop a pleated, color-blocked skirt – whew.

That said, many of the dresses on their own, even a jumpsuit or two, were positively dreamy.

Front-rower Maria Menounos bolted upright at the last two looks: airy color-blocked gowns in cream and black…perfect for the party.

Photo: Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis (L) and TV personality Maria Menounos attend the BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion at The Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City. (Feb. 9, 2012)

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