INSPIRATION: Acra said she sought to create a wardrobe for the modern princess and to celebrate luxury with beading that evoked flowers blossoming from magic fountains.
TOP LOOKS: High-waist cream trousers with a racer-back tank and horseshoe belt; embroidered gold lamé cap-sleeve disco dress; blush fairy-tale gown of cascading sequins peeking from floaty chiffon.
ACCESSORIES: Large geode-crystal necklaces, vintagey olive leather belts, champagne leather lace-up flat sandals with a Grecian-ballerina feel
WHO WAS THERE: Perrey Reeves of "Entourage," Kristin Cavallari (again... and always in a different outfit), and models lsuch as Jessica Hart
WHAT WE THOUGHT: You know when you slip on a garment so perfect, you can't help but twirl like a little girl playing dress-up? Acra's dresses conveyed that youthful fashion glee. The collection -- all frothy pink gowns and blush taffeta gathers -- continues the designer's Fall 2010 transition from pure Old World glamour to a more mischievous, younger vibe.
And the models seemed to love it. They swished their silk chiffon and feather-trimmed layers back and forth and laughed while occasionally lip-synching to a soundtrack of Hendrix and the Doors. We dug the contrast of red-carpet gowns cinched in leather and disco sheaths with equestrian belts. Swoons all around.
StyleList is your source for New York Fashion Week. Read our runway reviews and backstage beauty reports. Gawk at fashionable celebrities. Watch our video interviews with style personalities. Ruminate on it all with our roundups of Spring 2011 trends.