Badgley Mischka Fall 2011: NY Fashion Week (with video)
The Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Collection fashion show during NY Fashion Week was inspired by old Hollywood glamour, according to its designers, Mark Badgley and James Mischka.
Beautiful gowns were presented with a dramatic backdrop. On a large screen behind the runway, was a fog-filled urban scene that set the mood, as models dressed in gowns made of crepe de chine, chiffon, taffeta and tulle made their way down the runway (see video below).
There were magnificient gowns, including one made of crepe de chine in magenta (seen above) that one might expect to see on the Academy Awards' red carpet. A gold/argent lame and chiffon gown was striking as was a black crushed velvet gown (both from the Couture Collection). There were several pieces presented from the lower price point Mark+James line, including a black matte jersey and tulle dress, black stretch tuxedo twill skirt and pants, and a silver/black gauze lame trench coat, among others.
Some of Badgley Mischka's highest profile fans were seated in the front row, including young Hollywood types on one side and New York socialites on the other. The seating assignments made a statement to anyone who might recognize the "boldface names of New York" who were present. On the socialite side of the runway sat Cornelia Guest, Muffie Potter Aston, Jamee Gregory, Mark Gilbertson and Bettina Zilkha, among others. Across from them, and down a section (closer to the center of the runway), were the Hollywood royalty who garnered the attention from the press, including throngs of photographers and videographers. The three celebs who nearly suffocated by the onslaught included singer Kellie Pickler, reality star Kelly Osbourne and actress Rumer Willis (see gallery above). Rumer Willis is the new face of Badgley Mischka's Spring 2011 ad campaign.
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