Breton Fashion Show Metropolitan Pavilion
September 12, 2007
Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Rod Nunez
Malan Breton's Muse Bronwen
The Malan Breton
fashion show is always a fun and well....friendly
show. Malan has a wonderful expansive personality
and his love of life permeates the atmosphere at
This year's Malan show totally
February 2007 Show. The clothes were more sophisticated,
the models beautifully fitted and the show benefited
from the wonderful lighting at Metropolitan Pavilion.
Last February, Malan showed in a nightclub and there
must have been some budget constraints, but nevertheless
the clothes in last February's show were amazing.
Malan is definitely a designer who really deserved
this year's more professional showing.
This September the models walked
the runway with confidence (in their sexy five inch
heels) and showed a line of clothes that was filled
with the glamour of the British Protectorate as
interpreted by Hollywood under the guidance of Louis
Mayer. Carole Lombard and Joan Crawford would have
loved this line but the garments would be equally
at home in the closet of the most sophisticated
Upper East Side socialite.
The line sported a palette of
cream, black and blue. There was everything from
a sporty little short set to flirty tea dance dresses
to a glamorous wedding dress that would be perfect
for a sophisticated bride. The wedding dress topped
off the show as the model came down the runway to
the sound of Nat King Cole singing "Smile":
"Smile though your heart
Smile even though it's breaking.
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow,
Smile and maybe tomorrow,
You'll see the sun come shining through for you."
lyrics by John Turner and
Geoffrey Parsons, music by Charlie Chaplin
The music choice was ironic,
fun and droll - just like Malan himself. Many congratulations
to Malan Breton on a great show!