A crisp clear Monday morning at The Frick Collection was an apt setting for Carolina Herrera‘s spring runway show where it is likely ingenues will wear one of her frocks at the Frick yearly ball in spring. Black suburbans lined the streets as Bill Cunningham, photographer from the New York Times, snapped photos of guests as they walked up the street. Handsome young men flanked the entrance to the museum all wearring a navy CH pullover. Inside the museum attendees sat encircling the fountain of the naturally lit atrium while lithe models sauntered around the perimeter givng the invited guests a close up look at the details of the dresses and gowns.
Dresses used sheer illusion fabric with precision-cuts for a fitted effect. The pallette was shades of pink or white or black and the silhouettes were mostly A-line. Feathers fluttered on several models as they walked and chiffon silk was a big statement. The models wore delicate flats or simple heeled sandals. The models hair was parted in the middle and gently waved and each wore white flower dangle earrings that hung from long stems to underscore the subtle garden party feel of the show.
Ms. Hererra came out in the finale in her classic white shirt with black shirt looking as chic as ever. Outside Italian fashion blogger, Anna Della Russo, posed for the cameras in a hot pink ruffle top with a train ruffle that reached the ground—clearly she got the pink memo.
Ms. Herrera’s productions have in the past been a huge affair at one of the NYFW desinated tents, but today’s Frick presentation made it clear that her designs benefit from an up close and personal presentation. She opted for two viewings; one at 10am and one at 11am which made each more intimate and enabled the details and craft of the clothing to be appreciated by the guests in a beautiful setting befitting of this New York legendary designer.