With her FW '09 collection of outwear, knitwear, and ready-to-wear separates, Jillian Lewis makes a strong bid for the informal title of most successful Project Runway alumni. The beauty look, described by beauty key Wendy at Make Up For Ever, was for vintage with a modern feeling, a sad doll, inspired by vintage mannequins from the 1920s.
Backstage, just moments before Robert Geller FW '09, we caught these models mugging with their serious faces on. This group represents the romantic elements mixed with elegance that his story has expanded to include. Some might say the guy this season is less nomadic and more refined.
Press badges for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week were available for pick up as of February 12th and there was hardly any line around 2:30 PM.
The hair look at Jillian Lewis was executed by Jeffrey Reitz, creative director Philip Pelusi Design Studio for the past 31 years. As shown above, the direction was for a slick front that moves into texture. And the effect is to create a sense that "anything can happen," Reitz explained.
Patrik Rzepski is one of the most interesting fashion designers today, drawing out the aesthetically beautiful elements from seemingly dark inspirations. His modern goth could never be confused for cheap or blatant. In this shot from FW '09 at Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, during New York Fashion Week, we see a simple, but theatrical drama being played out.