Famed Lebanese couturier Georges Chakra is known for his bold and trendy red-carpet looks worn by the who’s who of Hollywood, including Cameron Diaz, Helen Mirren, Jessica Alba and Carrie Underwood. For his first RTW collection, Chakra stepped AROUND the box, with his series of fun and colorful party wear. This feminine, and awfully couture looking collection, shown in the Promenade at Bryant Park on February 14, was quite a propos for St.Valentine’s Day and included many pretty date-night pieces.
Wonder Woman: Using a flashy plastic material, resembling latex, intricately folded into origami bows, Chakra evoked a flirty, futuristic superhero. This feminine evening collection featured mini sequin shifts with metallic capelets, ruffled collars, long gowns with trains flowing cape-like behind, and sleek, glimmering pants. Topped off with exquisite, elbow-length leather gloves, all that was missing was the “S” on the chest.
Shapes and silhouettes: The look was all very vintage 1950’s; lots of poufy full skirts, belted and cinched-waisted cocktail dresses. Slim pants paired with tailored jackets, and glamorous flowing evening gowns, typical of this red hot, Red Carpet favorite. Don’t be surprised to see many of these donned by your favorite stars very soon.
Color palette: Lacquered black, chrome, and crimson, followed by metallic polka dots and colorful geometric print dresses and jackets.
Front Row Faces: Along with a stark-looking Kellie Pickler, and Jennifer Love Hewett, snarky stylist Philip Bloch was also in attendance.
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