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Cristina Ottaviano's FW 2014 debut: Highlighting mystery and romantic beauty

Cristina Ottaviano recently presented her inaugural Fall/Winter 2014 collection at Radio City Music Hall. Her first line is inspired by Sir John Everett Millais’s painting of Ophelia. The collection embraces the intrigue, romance, beauty, delicacy, and sophistication that surrounded Ophelia’s story. A palette of silver, black, maroon, and white is included in the collection. Silk, wool, tulle, chiffon, and embroidered and lace details, are strong elements within the looks as well.

Looks from the collection
Lesley Reider

Clearly, the entire collection is absolutely beautiful, but stand-out looks included a white and black silk crepe draped evening gown, a maroon satin and silk draped bustier gown, a silver and black bolero with beaded detail and a black velvet fishtail skirt, a dusk silk crepe column dress with beaded detail, and a dove silk tulle hand beaded ball gown. There’s an impeccable attention to detail as well as a graceful appeal that carries throughout the collection. Such an impressive and artistic inaugural collection!