2011 Fall New York Fashion Week: Halston
Marios Schwab's third collection for Halston was a direct reference to the '70s. "The Halston girl is a temptress," said Schwab, who referenced Lauren Hutton's character in American Gigolo as his inspiration. The presentation, which took place last night at Cedar Lake, had models set up on pedestals wearing an array of gowns and dresses fitting for a glamorous party at Studio 54. Fluid Grecian-inspired chiffon gowns, pleated and draped cocktail dresses, and even sequined glow-in-the-dark creations — the lights dimmed down every 10 minutes to show off the display — were all present and dipped in warm and cool neutral hues. However, it was Schwab's daywear selection that really stood out amongst the crowd, most notably, a knotted shirtdress made in supple brown leather. Schwab has to head back to London to present his namesake collection, but not before indulging in a "a couple of cocktails" to celebrate the Halston collection. And what exactly will he be drinking to toast the night? "I like the mixed berry kind," said Schwab.
- Trends: '70s glamour.
- Colors: White, melon green, olive, and brown.
- Key Looks: Knotted brown leather shirtdress.
- Accessories: Drop-front booties, paneled sandals.
- Who Would Wear It: The ultimate Studio 54 gal.