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Altuzarra Spring 2013

Once again, Joseph Altuzarra proves to us why he took home the CFDA Swarovski award for womenswear with this finely tailored collection of dramatic daywear and editorial-ready evening wear.

The Clothes: Another great collection from Joseph Altuzarra. I was particularly enamored with the daywear that started off the show--the periwinkle striped dress shirts tucked into "bedouin blue deco" printed skirts, paired with killer knee high gladiators. For evening wear, the gypsy vibe carried over from last season, only with gold fringe instead of jingly copper bits and an interesting scarf neck that should be an instant editorial hit. But it was the clever details in the tailoring that truly proved why Altuzarra took home the CFDA Swarovski award for womenswear: Overcoats and trenches were vented so your arms can stay cool in the heat (think he was inspired by the editor's cape?), slim pants had pocket slits in the front, and we already mentioned that dramatic scarf neck.

The Hair & Makeup: Parted on the side, slicked back, and pulled into a low chignon. Makeup was minimal.

The Soundtrack: Orchestral. Dramatic.

The Vibe: Buzzy. Altuzarra has become one of the ones to watch at NYFW, a fact that was underscored by his star-studded front row.

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The Front Row: Jessica Chastain sitting next to Anna Wintour (do we smell a Vogue cover?), Carine Roitfeld, Kate Bosworth, Tyson Chandler.

Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Kate Bosworth, Victoria Beckham

WTF Moment: Watching Anna Dello Russo's eyes light up when the sparkliest gold fringed and gold scallop embroidered number walked in front of her.

Photos: IMAXtree