Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Herve Leger F/W 2012 Runway Show and After Party

Yesterday’s stand out show was undoubtedly Max Azria’s Herve Leger F/W 2012 collection in the Theater at Lincoln Center. The exquisite collection was equipped with leather panels, heavy pleating, fringe and several variations of harnesses, including some with python and fur arm pieces (consider these a must-have item for the season). Models were appropriately styled in a minimalistic fashion, with sleek ponytails and natural makeup, allowing the bold pieces to speak for themselves.

And they did.

Following the show, Max and Lubov Azria held a private dinner at Anja Bar in the Meatpacking District, where they celebrated the debut of both the BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway and Herve Leger collections. The evening was intimate and star-studded, with guests enjoying an array of family style hors d’oeuvres, including sliders and sushi rolls, as well as entrees such as miso-glazed sea bass and bite size desserts like red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

The design super couple played gracious hosts, passing by every table to ensure that their guests were enjoying themselves. To boot, Beyoncé’s baby sister Solange Knowles took to the turntables to curate the musical entertainment for the evening, which evolved into a full-out dance party around 11p.m.

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