NEW YORK | Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:15pm EDT (Reuters)—Breathtaking gowns reigned at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday.
From the gossamer sheaths of Badgley Mischka to the jewel-encrusted drapes of Jenny Packham, designers dazzled the runways with elegance and glamor in classic lines fit for a princess.
Dripping with Swarovski crystals, the body-hugging designs in Packham’s Spring 2013 collection were inspired by the movie molls who ran with the Las Vegas Rat Pack in the 1960s, the designer said.
They radiated self-confidence with bold patterns of checkerboard or splattered polka dots and luscious solids in butter or mimosa hues.
Not a single one lacked sparkle — each entirely awash in glitter or showing a spoonful of sugar at the cuff or collar.
While Packham said “broads” like Lauren Bacall and Angie Dickinson were her muse, the designer, a favorite of Kate Middleton, showed elegant, regal creations.