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Live From New York: Dellas Awarded Honor

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: June 9, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.

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Camille Goutal and Doyen were in New York to celebrate the Petite Cherie anniversary, as well as to preview their new trio of fragrances, Les Orientalistes, which will officially launch in September 2008.

Trend Overview with FGI

On April 9, 2008, The Fashion Group Foundation presented its Fall/Winter 2008/09 Collection Overview, at New York’s Time-Life Building. Margaret Hayes, president of FGI, opened the presentation, saying, “What you will see here today is a point of difference, edited by the best in the business, defining what’s wearable and what’s sellable.” Hayes acknowledged the talents of Mary Lou Luther, creative director, international fashion syndicate, and her esteemed panelists: Michael Fink, vice president, women’s fashion apparel, Saks Fifth Avenue; Linda Fargo, senior vice president, Bergdorf Goodman; Ana Maria Pimentel, senior accessories director, Harper’s Bazaar; and Jane Larkworthy, beauty director, W, as well as guest moderator, Hal Rubinstein, fashion director, InStyle.

Luther asked: “What color do you wear to a recession?” “Black dresses as you slip into the red,” came the response, which set the tone for the wide range of designer fabrics, evening wear, painterly prints, hand embroidery, heat-sensitive prints, feathers and tie-dyed chiffon that followed. In color, aside from black, “purple reigned,” said Luther, followed by autumnal shades. On the beauty front, hair and makeup had an accommodating spirit, either minimal or adorned with color. Blue eye shadow was a major presence on the runway, as shown in Pat McGrath’s blue raccoon eyes. Her caramelized eyes with a single golden tear, also impacted the runway. Smokey, kohl-lined eyes were popular as well, as created by Charlotte Tilbury for Etro.

Larkworthy, in response to a question regarding the abundant fashion options, said, “There’s never too much. With fragrances, there are too many out. I smell 10 a week, with maybe one or two I like, but with fashion, there’s never too much.” She singled out her favorite beauty looks, noting the long hair on the runways, the messy up do’s, scarlet lips, and grey and gold for eyes.