Yigal Azrouël's fall collection is going to make you look long and lean, guaranteed. (Though that probably isn't a big concern of Camila Alves, who was sitting front row sans Matthew McConaughy; she's sort of built that way naturally.)
The runway, which was set up at the Highline Stages, was a bit of a minefield for the models. A cobblestone walk, plus lots of protruding sewers, plus high shoes means that there are going to be a few stumbles. And there were, but luckily no models went down.
When I wasn't holding my breath for the models and actually paid attention to what they were wearing, this is what I saw: This collection was heavy on perfect, simple dresses, cut to the knee or below. The precise, almost severe cut and monochromatic color scheme made them look thoroughly modern--no wasp-waisted Dior influence here. And if dresses aren't your thing, there were sleek leather suits. But if you're looking for some volume, it came in the way of in-your-face fur, on huge trapper hats, fluffy coats, and super-sized collars. The fur covered booties were whimsical and gave the models a bit of an animal-foot look. In a good way. Huge cable knits were standouts, as was a cozy knee length sweater coat. The collection looked expensive, tasteful, and contemporary.
Oh, and on a personal note: Yigal (the man) is hot. That is all.