Mid-Century American fashion has inspired many Fall 2012 collections: Rachel Roy, Jenny Packham, and now Christine Alcalay. Her presentation transported observers to a lush parlor setting, circa the 1940s/50s, and featured models in sleek, classic silhouettes. Crushed velvet, silk and chiffon in opulent jewel tones dominated the collection.
Topping off each look were loosely swept bouffant updos, and vivid makeup palates featuring fiery red lips and bold brows. Alcalay certainly captured the look and feel of a bygone era.
Loved the dramatic arrangement of the models around the room. I felt like I was in the middle of a 1950s Douglas Sirk film.
Gorgeous gowns in rich navy and burgundy tones
One of my favorite looks from the collection: A gorgeous silk, mustard-hued, a-line dress. Classy, retro, sophisticated, and sexy. A must-have for my Fall closet!
Stunning mustard-hued dress
A great perspective on the hair and makeup – very 1940s Femme Fatale. Also loving the chiffon soft pleat blouse and dolman sleeve jacket.
Bold makeup, chic separates
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