The Clothes: The show notes describe the collection as a step “into a hallucinatory jungle,” which is an accurate assessment. Carlos Miele dished out wild refinement and unapologetic glamour this season with billowing chiffon gowns replete with (strategic) draping and fringe in a glorious melange of animal print. Giraffe, leopard, and zebra patterns came together to create otherworldly hybrids. The collection was heavy on eveningwear. Flowing chiffon and silk charmeuse gowns were laden with glittering beads and chunky turquoise stones.
Hair and Makeup: Tresses were loose but stick-straight. The look was finished with a neutral eye and strong red lip.
Sound Track Officially, Anthony and John Souza were spinning, but the music sounded like a bunch of ’90s drag ball tunes to me.
The Vibe: H-E-C-T-I-C. A mosh pit of cameras, voice recorders, and cell phones!
The Front Row: Vanessa Williams, Kelly Bensimon, Paula Abdul, and P’Trique, who was filming something for CNN!
Celebrities We’d Most Like to See Wearing This Collection: Fergie
WTF Moment: “Ooh! She looks like a butterfly!” Said P’Trique (who I sat directly behind) when the first model came down the runway.