Vera Wang Spring 2013

Vera Wang presented a darkly romantic vision for spring with garments that were beautifully ornate but not overwhelming. A play on texture, volume, and print appeared throughout, but always erred on the wearable side.
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Vera Wang presented a darkly romantic vision for spring with garments that were beautifully ornate but not overwhelming. A play on texture, volume, and print appeared throughout, but always erred on the wearable side.
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The Clothes: Vera Wang presented a darkly romantic vision for spring with garments that were beautifully ornate but not overwhelming. A play on texture, volume, and print appeared throughout, but always erred on the wearable side. The show started with layered all-white looks that consisted of starchy, full skirts (some cotton, some eyelet) and fitted canvas jackets. Though they were perhaps the cleanest looks of the show, they set the tone for a theme of contrasting proportions. It was also seen in slim bermuda shorts paired with boxy tops or voluminous tulip skirts worn with body-hugging bodices. Lace dresses were delivered with remarkable execution and will undoubtedly be worn by Hollywood ladies of all ages. A cobalt blue version with a black overlay was my favorite.

The Hair & Makeup: The messy updos were almost tall enough to be beehives and the makeup was beautiful and natural.

The Soundtrack: Electronic beats from Aphex Twin

The Vibe: Power editors and media swarmed as slow ambient music built up anticipation for the show.

The Front Row: All the major eds, including Anna Wintour hiding behind two huge body guards. Stacy Keibler created a mob scene and was impossible to miss. Michelle Kwan, Yao Chen, Shala Monroque all helped make up the front row.

Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Michelle Obama

WTF Moment: As the lights dimmed a girl fell down the stairs, but luckily she seemed more embarrassed than hurt.

What the line sheet said: "A nod to romantic beauty and sensuality of India, from the simple strictness of jackets, tunics, and sheaths, to an exploration of volumes, both fluid and structured. Long pajama trousers, dancing skirts and tuliped silhouettes, highlight a deliberate play on texture, print and proportion."

Photos: IMAXtree