After three decades in business, Dennis Basso’s anniversary show made it abundantly clear why his career has lasted so long. The well-known furrier did not disappoint his fans, showcasing fur toppers after fur topper each one just as fresh, youthful and wearable. Models trotted out in a variety of forms, cuts and colors–chinchilla, fox, sable and mink; coats, vests, stoles and capes; brown, blue, citrine and purple.
Winning looks included long-sleeve lace sheaths; full-skirted short dresses in plaid taffetas and graceful gowns in hand-embroidered lace or tulle. Shoulder wraps came in a fox-and-velvet mix and a reversible sable vest looked chic over a silver plaid-and-tweed sheath. A slate blue chinchilla anorak and an evergreen sable coat were perfect examples of the designer’s new lighter touch.
He also marched a beautiful array of alligator jackets and furs accented with the exclusive leather. I adored his fall color palette of blues, greens and grays. Underneath his sumptuous outerwear were largely red carpet gowns (that were stunning and full of sparkle) and adorable fit-and-flare strapless cocktail dresses. Mink Ponchos and fox shrugs appeared on the runway alongside velvet pants, plaid organza gowns, and chiffon blouses.
Dennis Basso Fall 2013 eveningwear and ready-to-wear were on a beautiful sophisticated level with beautiful touches of alligator, lace and embroideries. Celebrity front row fans included Martha Stewart, Joan Rivers, Star Jones, Olivia Palermo and Joan Collins.
Check out the photo gallery for images from Dennis Basso’s 30th Anniversary collection.