I attended the Reem Acra show yesterday afternoon and arrived right around the same time that Rachel Zoe was rushing in to see Oscar De La Renta. That soon turned out to be the first of several celebrity sightings of the day. I also spotted Tinsley Mortimer, Anna Wintour, Camilla Belle, and Laura from Project Runway among others. At the Reem Acra show I was seated behind & to the left of Fran Drescher and Aubrey O’ Day of Danity Kane. I didn’t recognize Aubrey at first with her hair platinum blonde & swept into a side bun. She looked very ladylike in a yellow dress. Fran Drescher posed for photogs for what seemed like 5 minutes, where as Aubrey seemed very content to sit in the front row and pose.

The collection, was focused on “simplicity of form and sensuality of fabric” and was about “modern decadence” according to Reem Acra’s crib notes. After viewing the collection on the runway there is one thing that is clear, Reem Acra creates gorgeous gowns. There were so many v-neck and draped cowlneck collumn dresses all in the palette of ruby, emerald, gold, silver, and blue. Pieces created from velvet, silk charmeuse, and silk chiffon, were embellished with sequins, or flapper fringe. There were several jackets that were sent down the runway that I absolutely hated. If I were to edit anything in this 41 look collection, I would have taken have taken out the suits and a couple of the very numerous floor length dresses (namely the ones that were tripping up the models).

my favorite two gowns:

photos: nymag

aubrey o’ day of danity kane:

(photo: wire image)

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