New York Fashion Week Spring ’10. Dennis Basso Does Degas & Proves He’s About More Than Fur

September 16, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Spring '10

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Summary: In trying to figure out how to begin this summary, all I could come up with is this: Dennis Basso blew me away.

Not the most poetic lead, but an accurate description of my take on the designer's Degas-inspired collection. Ballerina-like cocktail dresses floated down the runway, with layers of organza and taffeta stealing the show from furs and skins. Still, the use of his traditional medium is exquisite, with a mink bolero the perfect compliment to a bubble dress, or a python bustier leading into a floor-length chiffon gown. Colors, textures and designs harmonize to create clothing that is delicate, romantic, sensual.

Basso has long desiring to shift public-held perception of him from "furrier" to "designer." With this collection, the transition is complete. 

Color Palette: Bronze, platinum, cream, butter, rose, poppy and navy

Fabrics & Textures: Organza, voille, crepe de chine, taffeta, mink, sable, broadtail, chinchilla and python

Key Looks:
Gold diamond dusted python and bronze chiffon dress; Gold diamond dusted python bustier gown with liquid bronze chiffon skirt; Champagne silk charmeuse top with champagne silk organza tiered skirt with ribbon detail; Chrome silk charmeuse slip dress with natural pastel mink and organza cover up; Yellow crepe tiered bubble dress with pastel mink bolero; Navy silk charmeuse slip dress with navy metallic broadtail ribbon coat

—Becky Ellis

Photos: WWD

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One Response to New York Fashion Week Spring ’10. Dennis Basso Does Degas & Proves He’s About More Than Fur

  1. Pam says:

    I agree, that’s a great collection! I especially like those in the 2nd and 3rd row.

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