Thursday, June 30, 2011
Holiday as a luxe Bohemian or an elegant sailor. The Salvatore Ferragamo presentation for Resort 2012 brought together luxurious representations of both archetypes Tuesday evening. Creative director Massimiliano Giornetti channeled the 1930's in long draped silhouettes, beaded fringe and embroidery for evening. For day looks, stripes, high-waisted pants and peacoats showed of the maritime influence. The nautical palette of antique silver, pale blue satin, navy and cream evoked a vacation set at sea. Techniques of pleating, ropes and satin added to the retro sophistication.
Handbags featured mirror-lined clutches in velvet. Octogon shapes made their way into sunglasses and bracelets. The naval theme was further represented in the captain’s hats and jeweled rope necklines. Shoes featured details like mosaic heels and tortoise plexi.
The runway show itself was presented in grand style in the historic James B. Duke mansion on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The models walked past a dramatic staircase, through drawing rooms and library. The home once belonged to famed socialite Doris Duke. Classic crooners with a narrated soundtrack recalled fashion shows of a posh past. Celebrities included Eva Mendes, Freida Pinto, Ashley Greene and Minka Kelly.
Watch the show: