Dennis Basso Spring 2015


Designer: Dennis Basso

Inspiration: Basso ended his show with a standing ovation, thanks to a sentimental start: a moment of silence that he requested for “dear friend” Joan Rivers. Basso dedicated the collection to the comedic icon's legacy, the “laughter and happiness” Rivers left in all of our lives. Show notes gave a more detailed account of the clothing, deeming it a product of “luxury resorts of the Mediterranean in the Sixties. A moment where fashion was headed towards a new spirit of lightness and playfulness.”

Trends: playsuits, tunic tops, capris, alligator skins, sable jackets and vests, delicate embroidery, chinchilla furs, brocade

Palette: white, rose gold, blush, olive, apricot, grey, soft green.

Who was there:André Leon Talley, Carol Alt, Garcelle Beauvais, Kate Young, Broadway star Laura Osnes, E! correspondent Alicia Quarles

Who should wear it: high society, Upper East Side matriarchs, European royals, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige

The Playlist: “Fire Meets Gasoline” by Sia, “Manicure” by Lady Gaga, “Running Up That Hill” by Avec Sans, “Live On Hunger” by Dark Horses, “Push The Button” by Amy Lee, “Stop Me” by Natalia Kills, “My Song 5” by HAIM, a remixed “Drunk In Love” by Beyoncé.