2007 September 5

L.A.M.B. - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008

L.A.M.B. Spring 2008 L.A.M.B. Spring 2008
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(NEW YORK) The collection, from the clothes to the kohl-lined eyes, to the poufy or pixie-short hair, was inspired by the '60s. “Imagine Priscilla Presley after spending her first night with Elvis,” Raoul Zevallos, the show’s tailor, described the mood of the collection. Set against a psychedelic video playing in the background, the presentation showed the designer’s rock roots, but without the edge. The leopard prints, the stocky, studded black platform shoes and tartans looked feminine when incorporated into miniskirts and delicate midriff coats adorned with dark tulle roses. The retro inspiration showed up in bold black and white geometric patterns matched with yellow and green platform shoes and white-rimmed sunglasses, baby doll dresses in leopard print paired with black knee-high stockings, and super-short sleeveless dresses in metallic fabrics.

Big, bold accessories like white and leopard-print bags, oversized brown travel bags, hippie-ish brown leather belts, and fingerless black leather gloves matched with white nails complemented the nostalgic outfits. It was Mamas and the Papas meets Joan Jett, or Sandy from Grease growing up and realizing she's no longer Sandra Dee, down to the smallest details. The designer also showed several more formal dresses, the most wearable standout being a white belted dress with flattering grey and white pleats.

But in the end, Gwen Stefani was the biggest standout of all, incandescent with her hair in a huge blonde chignon, bright red lips, and dressed in a sleeveless black and white mod dress.