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September 6, 2007

Written by Anusha Alikhan
Photographed by Eli Ceballos



Bond Goes to Mardi Gras

Gideon Oberson revved up for an autumn Mardi Gras on September 6th at New York Fashion Week in Bryant Park. The designer is part of the Gottex legacy, a company started by swimwear pioneers, Lea and Armin Gottlieb in 1954 who established themselves as the hottest designers to ever hit the beach.

The show’s theme fused Bond girl sexiness with Rio Carnival wild, showcasing tanned and taut ladies dawning feathered two pieces and sleek crisscross cuts.

The 72-piece collection was presented in chapters entitled: "Highlight," "Margarita," "Black Tulip," "Iris," "Moonstone," "Romantic," "Terra," "Finale," "Carnival" and "Brides." The opening chapter, “Highlight” featured a stunning series of black and razor yellow suits that stretched lycra contouring to its ultimate limits. Catering to beach beauties more interested in mixed drinks “Margarita” models were decked in citrus stripes with a pinch of purple sky.

And that’s just where the party started. One-pieces with necklines balancing on belly buttons, lime green wraps whispering over curvy hips, bandeau tops basking against ebony skin, and peek-a-boo patterns were the highlights of this extravaganza. Not to mention hot summer accessories including peacock pareos, bold matching handbags, and chunky chic jewelry.

Oberson ended the show by escorting two bouncing “Brides” down the aisle, complete with an entourage full of energy.

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