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Carolina Herrera’s sophisticated ladies


NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: A model walks the runway at the Carolina Herrera Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for IMG) Credit: Getty/Peter Michael Dills

“Oh my God,” mouthed Mad Men star Christina Hendricks at the stunning apparitions that appeared on Carolina Herrera’s runway Monday morning at the tents. The famously curvaceous Hendricks, in a deep blue Herrera day dress, was a perfect muse for the impeccably tailored pieces – subtle, yet unabashedly feminine.

A dark gray wool dress coat hugged curves and featured an amethyst velvet belt to punctuate the waist. A black wool dress could as easily show up on the set of Hendrick’s hit show as it could at a society luncheon or cocktail party with its throwback raised sable collar, and cocoa velvet belt.

Socialites (and there were plenty on the front row) can get their groove on with a black liquid jacquard jacket that read like a biker jacket, or any one of the stunning bejeweled sweaters.

Of course Herrera’s gowns are other worldly concoctions and this season she did not disappoint. Sometimes she was light-handed with the glistening embellishment that peeped through a cowled back or on one shoulder. At other times, she paved a gown with sparkle, though these still were restrained. A turquoise and amethyst feather print embroidered gown with a rust velvet belt was pure Herrera – interesting, classy and elegant.




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