February 13, 2010: It's been two days since the tragic loss of our iconic designer, Alexander McQueen, but the show goes on. The Fashion crowd gathered at Bryant Park to attend some of the most anticipated shows of the week today: George Chakra, Andy & Debb, Adam, Academy of Art University and Project Runway Six Season winner Irina Shabayeva.
George Chakra Runway Show at the Promenade in Bryant Park
In the midst of a freezing day, I attended the Edition by George Chakra fashion show at the Promenade. His collection dazzled the runway of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. He presented a total of 42 looks including a mix of beautiful cocktail dresses, asymmetrical, and strapless evening-wear with nude inserts, reverse tuxedo cocktail dresses and coats, lace pantsuits and an amazing wedgewood blue, double-face mohair, off-the-shoulder sweater, which was one of my favorite pieces....the off-the-shoulder mohair sweater was sexy, but yet chic.....I could have worn that on my trip...It was so cold, and of course my closet is just full of mini dresses and mini furs...LOL!!!
Mohair Off-Shoulder Top
Red Cocktail Dress with Black Grosgrain
Boat Neck Silver Dress
Silver Asymmetrical Dress With Nude Inserts
Asymmetrical Lame Gown
The Lebanese designer's collection was dominated by vibrant reds, blues, blacks, metallic and futuristic silvers in materials like chiffon, crepe, mink silk, velvet and lame. The focus of his collection, without any doubt, was excessiveness within bounds.
I, of course, was not the only one from the West Coast. Many San Francisco Fashionistas were seen around: Kelly Grimes, Rachel Lena Esterline, Marcy Carmack, Joel Goodrich, Mark Calvano and Bahya Oumlil-Murad were among the attendees. Cheers, George Chakra.!!!
Backstage With George Chakra