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Malan Breton Fashion Show Metropolitan Pavilion
September 12, 2007

Written by Wendy R. Williams
Photographed by Rod Nunez

Opposite Photo:
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 his show.

This year's Malan show totally topped his 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 is aching;
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!




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