New York – September 15: (L to R) Actress Jessica Alba and Narciso Rodriguez backstage at the Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2010 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 15, 2009 in New York, New York.
Why do women love Narciso Rodriguez? Mostly because his designs are elegant, never fussy, and sexy without being va-va-voom. Rodriguez’ designs always allow the woman to wear them, rather than the other way around. For Spring 2010, Rodriguez showed a catwalk full of silk and linen, mostly simple in shape, but many with hems longer in back, shorter in front – a sort of mini train that is not intended to touch the ground, but flutter seductively. In this collection, Rodriguez left the complexity in subtle touches like the back of a dress pieced together and stitched in geometric shapes.
Narciso Rodriguez’ front row included Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, and Tori Burch, who soaked up the sexy atmosphere that included frankly sexy jumpsuits, simple shift dresses, and the occasional bubble dress. Rodriguez is no longer in a partnership with Liz Claiborne, Inc., and it appeared that he took the opportunity to revel in his freedom with his Spring 2010 collection.
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