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Fashion Week: Zang Toi spring 2012 show report

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Malaysian designer Zang Toi is perhaps best known for creating mature, dramatic evening wear worn by women who embody those same qualities (Sharon Stone, Patti LaBelle, Ivana Trump, to name a few).

Inspired by North Africa, Toi’s theatrical spring collection was set to the sounds of Sting’s "Desert Rose," during which models strutted out in dark jewel-encrusted coats, silk and cashmere sweaters with sapphire beading, and gold-bordered “goddess” coats trailing sweeping trains.

The collection had the audience — heavily comprised of good customers, we’d wager — cheering throughout. The most spirited cheers came at the end, when a nearly unrecognizable Kirstie Alley closed the show in a gown and floor-length coat. 
 

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