I was positively drooling over many of the gowns from this show...Yards of vintage floral printed silk, lace, embroidered tulle, burnout velvet. If I could, I wear these fabrics 24/7. Unfortunately, my lifestyle doesn't allow it. However, seeing the frocks down the runway, it allowed me to dream.
The inspiration was 1930's Shanghai, without obvious Chinoiserie. This did mean big Oriental blooms in silk, draped like old Hollywood glamour.
While my fellow bloggers watched the show from the posh comfort of the American Express skybox, I was buried deep in the grungier photographer's pit snapping away at next year's red carpet triumphs.
My blogging colleagues relayed the designer himself graced the skybox and told a very touching story about SAG/Golden Globe winning, Oscar nominated actress Octavia Spencer's humble joy in dressing in Tadashi Shoji for her red carpet moment.
The gowns (click through the whole slideshow!) were both sexy and elegant . Unlike many red carpet creations though, these dresses were flattering for most women of all body types.
The Academy Awards are coming up soon...Are you ready?