Summary: The Norman Ambrose Fall '11 presentation showed us exquisite luxury for both day and night. With Studio 54 style disco music livening up the room, on one side of the room was a demi-couture collection of day looks, where my eyes were drawn to the python pants, 70s styles menswear pantsuits, and fur trimmed coats and jackets. Also for day, there were neatly belted sweaters and perfect slim just-over-the-knee skirts that shouted "Wear me and you will look sophisticated and love me forever!" On the other side of the room, the evening collection was reminiscent of movie star glamour, with beautiful shimmering beaded cocktail dresses and gowns with furs and feather trims. I met Norman Ambrose when he was in Chicago and learned that he and he told me "I follow the tradition of making beautiful feminine clothes for ladies." His presentation this season just proved that.
Color Palette: ivory, brown, green, bronze, gray, deep plum, plaid, platinum, black, amethyst, blush plum, taupe, gold, olive
Fabrics & Textures: alpaca, wool, plaid, sequins, suede, stretch suede, alligator, silk, python skin, boucle, fox fur, mink, sable, ostrich, silk georgette, snow leopard print, appliqued bouillon, crystal beading, silk, cashmere, tulle,
Key Looks: Lamb suede trench, dyed blue fox patchwork trimming paired with brown jersey gusset sleeve shift dress; Alpaca topcoat paired with and ivory silk blouse and python pant; Embroidered Stardust cocktail dress with sable trim
Photos: Second City Style
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Tags: Carol Calacci, coats, color palette, demi-couture, designer, evening, fabrics, fall 2011, gowns, key looks, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall '11, New York Fashion Week, Norman Ambrose, NYFW, suits, textures