September 10, 2006
Written by Anusha Alikhan
Photographed by Al McCotter
b. Michael is bringing
sexy back. It was Breakfast at Tiffany’s with
a side of funk at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September
10th, when Michael introduced his Spring 2007 collection.
Boat necks, fichu collars, full skirts, and rich
sculpted evening gowns waltzed down the runway leaving
in their path a trail of thrill.
The show opened with a sultry
performance of Peggy Lee’s, “You Give
me Fever” by a stunning six-foot model draped
in black satin. An entourage of well-buffed male
models in dark sarongs made the perfect accessories.
Michael’s dresses love the
women who wear them. There is a purity attached
to his clothes that allows them to be revealing
but still mysterious, and spectacular without pretension.
The designer also unveiled a new
ready-to-wear men’s line, b. homme—adorning
modern-day Adonises in slick form-fitted suits.
A midnight black two-piece left the audience with
a surprise twist – the blazer’s back
decked in playful prints.
A procession of evening wear marked
the show’s finale. And as a clean white three-tier
skirt swished down the runway, followed by a champagne
ballroom gown, then an ivory sweep dress, somehow,
somewhere, someone was whispering “Come
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designs, log on to www.bmichaelcouture.com.
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