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Nicole Romano
Capitale - 130 Bowery
February 4, 2007

Written by Bob Bland
Photographed by Krisztina Fazekas

Known for the ornate and dramatic style of her signature line, Nicole Romano presented her Autumn/Winter 2007 collection at decadent Capitale, a monument to Beaux Arts architecture situated in Chinatown and formally home to The Bowery Savings Bank.

This season, Romano was inspired by Edourd Toudouze’s painting “Salome Triumphant,” which she printed on the cover of her line list. The mythic figure of Salome is depicted as a mischievous dreamer looking with faraway eyes at the viewer, while her lover lies decapitated at her feet. Romano depicts her ideal woman as both “…a temptress and a virgin…passionate, yet un-phased, poisonous yet virtuous.”

Key colors for Nicole Romano this season were black, ivory, butter and shimmering gold, with dashes of vivid purple, true pink and peacock green. Contrasts presented themselves in the form of bias cut strips of silk, piping and bound edge details. Her structured bodices hugged the waist, and she played with a variety of draped necklines and tuxedo-inspired elements. After the last gown left the runway, we all went to the reception upstairs to celebrate another solid collection from Nicole Romano.





Malan Breton, Nicole Romano and Angela Keslar
(Malan and Angela were contestants on Project Runway)

Randy Jones (The Village People) and Nicole Romano



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