Wow, I was completely underwelmed with this show. I didn't see an ounce of creativity or vision in the collection. I'm sure there were some great basics, but the complete look felt too bare. I could see the same items at a Alexander Wang show, but A.W. sells cool, dark, and chic. Alexander Wang is selling an image that is based off of great basics. What I missed in MaxMara is the inspiration, or how these basics should be put together. There's nothing to differentiate a MaxMara sequin dress from another designer's. In the end, what I saw was a moving clothing rack that could have came from any department store.
How cute is this picture taken backstage of Christian Siriano's SS09 show?! I love this picture for two reasons. 1) There's such a big height difference that Christian is a good two feet off the floor and 2) Heidi is actually supporting a Project Runway winner.
Here are some of the dresses from his show. L-O-V-E, Christian's proving he's not just a one hit wonder.
I think he really used vertical pleats, sheer fabrics, and bright bursts of yellow and red thoughtfully. The overall look was polished and not overdone.
If you're looking for an well-made party dress, today's the best day to buy it from Neiman Marcus. Not only do they have plenty of items 65% off, but today there's an extra 20% off. Of course I had to gawk at the $600+ dresses from Phillip Lim that are now in the $100s. If you are eyeing Phillip Lim dresses too, you should head on over to the Neiman Marcus website and search Phillip Lim on the double, because these dresses are going fast!