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Daniel Franco
Style Lounge
September 11, 2006
Metropolitan Pavilion

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Al McCotter

There was a Mercury Milan car on display in the Metropolitan Pavilion and Nikon cameras on the runway at the Style Lounge as Daniel Franco showed his Spring of 2007 line. Mercury Milan and Nikon were just two of the corporate sponsors who stepped up to the plate to give some young designers a chance to show their lines at the Style Lounge (an alternative venue to the mammoth Olympus Fashion Week).

At the beginning of the show, Franco thanked his sponsor Nikon and told his hip young audience that he used the coolness of Nikon as an inspiration when designing his line. And indeed, many of his models strode the runway with Coolpix in hand.

But the car and the cameras were not the only sexy items on display. Franco has designed a hot line of very wearable dresses which sport plunging necklines and low-cut backs. They have that casual chic look that would be equally at home in the clubs of LA or the streets of New York's East Village. It was utterly amazing to see what Project Runway's Franco could do when he had more than twenty-four hours to put together a garment. This guy has talent!

Daniel Franco

Daniel Franco
Daniel Franco
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Daniel Franco

On hand to cheer Franco on were several Project Runway stars: Tim Gunnn: Chloe Dao; Emmett McCarthy; Angela Keslar; and Marla Duran. It was a mini Runway reunion.

Daniel Franco Himself
Chloe Dao of Project Runway
Emmett McCarthy and Tim Gunn
of Project Runway

Angela Keslar
of Project Runway

Daniel Franco Receives a Bottle of Cielo Tequila

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