NEW YORK, Feb 15, 2009 / FW/ — If we could only remember just one show this season, we would choose that of Georges Chakra.
His awe-inspiring collection was hardly ready-to-wear, unless every time you get dressed you’re also preparing your acceptance speech for a prestigious award show.
The frocks were impeccably designed, starting with beautiful gunmetal shifts that were followed by perfectly draped glossy dresses and separates dripping in Swavorski embellishments. Next came taffeta dresses with extravagant ruffling around the neck and down the back, chased by black and gray tulle ensembles encrusted in sequins and jewels.
His cowl-back gowns framed the feminine line in a lovely way, and added a nice surprise as the models turned around to reveal jeweled necklaces almost hidden between the draping.
The only thing in his show that we didn’t drool over would be his series of dresses dotted with large, 3-D, neon sequins. This random nod to the 80’s didn’t follow the general feel of the rest of the collection, however they did add some whimsical fun.
The overall collection was magical, being the only show so far to evoke an audible response from the audience, including a standing ovation during the final walk through. Chakra brought his A-game to New York, and gave the American audience a taste of what true fashion is like. Every girl should dream to one day wear a Chakra creation.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week