DESIGNER: BCBG Max Azria
INSPIRATION: Pure lines and a desire for simplicity. Pursuit of a "fresh sensibility and innate seduction."
TOP LOOKS: Forget top looks, this was all one look: long, lean dropped-waist dresses worn over filmy white turtleneck bodysuits with contrasting black cuffs. It's a look.
ACCESSORIES: Sculptural pieces in textured materials like croc. Bags were little -- cigar-box frame clutches, square little cross-body bags, fold-over envelope clutches. And everything was paired with a high boot atop a sturdy stacked heel.
WHO WAS THERE: Nicola Peltz, Lorraine Nicholson (Jack's daughter), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Taraji P. Henson, Katrina Bowden, Maggie Rizer, Kelly Rowland, Garcelle Beauvais
WHAT WE THOUGHT: We dig it when designers have a very specific point of view and use their show to convey that statement. The look at BCBG is not for everyone, but Max and Lubov Azria communicate it clearly -- and clearly believe in it. The overall concept was long pieces or dresses made in flowy silk and hammered fabric, draped low on the body to produce plunging necklines, dropped waists and floor-skimming hemlines.
To combat the fabric's sheerness and potentially revealing draping, the Azrias layered each look with a filmy white bodysuit with contrasting black cuffs. Was it an homage to Donna Karan's easy pieces? A nod to Mormon undergarments? A scheme to boost items sold per customer? Or an ingenious solution to enable draping and sheerness without rendering the wearer indecent? We want to believe the latter and appreciate the fresh, flowing take on Fall.
Take a peek backstage with Max Azria in this partner video for more on the designer's fall collection!