Happy Anniversary to Carmen Marc Valvo, who’s been treating us to exquisite evening gowns created like individual wearable artwork for 25 years now. And the collection he showed Friday for Spring/Summer 2015 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center was no exception.
The designer sent out dress after dress designed with superb draping, sexy trompe l’oeil “cut-outs” achieved by ingeniously-placed nude netting, a stunning black and white combo used to elegant effect, plus the most magnificent of luxurious metallic shimmery and sheer chiffon silks available in a beauty-enhancing palette.
To me, the gown above will always be the Silver Anniversary Edition! Even his menswear, including a shorts bedecked cream-colored tux and a sheer black evening shirt worn with a brocade-enhanced dinner jacket, was elegant and breath-taking. Lucky us, we got to visit back stage after the snow for a quick hello, candid model photos on the step-and-repeat and a look at the model board.
Love you, CMV! Happy 25th. Can’t wait for all the gorgeousness leading up to your Golden Anniversary….