Alberta Ferretti Spring 2013

The Clothes: No one does an evening gown quite like Alberta Ferretti: Delicate, feminine, ethereal and yet somehow strong, Ferretti's gowns are always
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The Clothes: No one does an evening gown quite like Alberta Ferretti: Delicate, feminine, ethereal and yet somehow strong, Ferretti's gowns are always
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The Clothes: No one does an evening gown quite like Alberta Ferretti: Delicate, feminine, ethereal and yet somehow strong, Ferretti's gowns are always the focal point of her show. This season, the designer took a decidedly more embellished and decorative approach to her frocks. There were layers of tulle, sheer panels, sequins, fringe, laser cut lace and paillettes. Behind the runway, a mellow, abstract video of waves and rising bubbles emphasized the inspiration behind the clothes. Indeed, the way the dresses moved on the runway definitely brought to mind the liquid and fluid nature of bodies of water--a swishing seafoam hemline, for instance, recalled the ocean's tide, while a pale turquoise sequined frock reminded me of the way light shimmers on water's surface.

Hair & Makeup: The skin was sunkissed but bare. Hair was wet-looking (apparently this trend isn't going away) and looked as if models had just stepped out of the ocean, raking back their hair casually.

The Soundtrack: Mellow and calming.

The Vibe: After the hustle and bustle of running around during NYFW, and now MFW, and then the nightclub-worthy heavy bass at Gucci, Alberta Ferretti's show was truly an oasis of calm.

The Front Row: Coco Brandolini, Franca Sozzani, other Italian It-girls who made the photogs go crazy.

Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing It: Blake Lively, Eva Longoria

Photos: IMAXtree