INSPIRATION: "Madame Butterfly," Japanese tattooing, origami flowers
TOP LOOKS: Pale pink gown with black lace "tattoo;" Short princess corset dress with black feather skirt; Paper-cut-out strapless dress; Stark white origami flowers on black movie star dresses; hand-painted purple gown with tulle and origami flowers; Pale aqua and lavender silk gowns with sheer insets and "skin-embroidery"
ACCESSORIES: This season, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig launched bags -- clutches, appropriately, to go with their signature couture evening wear. The shoes were by Louboutin, and as impossibly high, torturous, and embellished as ever in metallic satin with beading. Hand painted tattoo tights were an unexpected highlight and kept looks from getting too confectionary.
WHO WAS THERE: Blake Lively, Becki Newton, Peaches Geldof, Katharine McPhee, Karolina Kurkova, Emmy Rossum, and Georgina's hubby, Harvey Weinstein
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Craig and Chapman always outdo themselves, and this season was no exception. Their fantastical designs are absolutely one-of-a-kind. The gravity defying design seems impossible, and the question I always find myself asking is, "How do these dresses travel?" But travel they do ... straight to once upon a time on the red carpet. The designers are gearing up for the Emmys this weekend. Which lucky stars will end up in one of these fairytale gowns is to be seen.