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Eveningwear with an Edge: Michael DePaulo Collection

The best kind of show to attend during NYFW is a presentation. while runway shows are exciting, with fashion presentations, you get up close and personal with the looks to enjoy a greater and closer view of all the details, something that’s difficult to capture as models are zipping by you. One of the presentations we had the pleasure of attending was for Michael DePaulo’s Spring 2016 Collection, a designer whose’s Fall/Winter 2015 Collection we’ve previously highlighted.

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His red carpet-ready, designer gown collection was one of the rotation of New York City fashion designers who showcased their looks at the Caravan Stylist Studio in partnership with Save The Garment Center. His collection boasts sophisticated silhouettes with edgy details that have graced the red carpets of The Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys and Tony Awards.

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His dramatic and architectural gowns were breathtaking to see in person. Favorite pieces include the gorgeous black and white strapless ballgown, the stunning white jacket with black sequin embellishments below which as you can see, looks very much like the black and white gown. We also adore the dramatic shoulder embellishment on the above red gown, and of course, the beautiful, black  Kimono gown. We see why his looks have appeared on several red carpet, and we’re sure to see more.

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De Paulo’s designs are sold at high-fashion retailers around the world, including Saks Fifth Avenue, and he recently launched an exclusive bridal collection with Kleinfeld Bridal.

Michael DePaulo Fall/Winter 2015 Presentation

Michael DePaulo wanted to create something innovative for his Fall 2015 collection. His inspiration— the “Power Woman.” She is defined as assertive, refined, and in control. His collection titled “Black Tie,” is meant to translate that couture phrase and typical menswear statement look to his ‘power woman.’
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These one-of-a-kind looks mix blacks, whites, and reds with metallic fabrics and geometric prints creating such a chic and bold look. Elegant silhouettes drape down embellishing the stunning gowns. Each woman stood tall and statuesque, encompassing the idea behind the designs. Details were not missed as suspended beads adorned billowing sleeves and statement necklines covered edges making such an announcement in the hotel lobby of the Carlton Hotel on Madison.

Chic to Chic Accessories

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With such inspiring gowns, how could they not be complimented with glamorous jewels? Beth Miller, founder of Chic to Chic Accessories, created an assortment of limited edition pieces dripping in luxury pairing so well with Michael’s collection. Each model looked as though they stepped right off of the red carpet. The lights of the Carlton made each embellished piece sparkle and shine. Every piece is sure to be on your covet list.

***Thanks to Contributing Fashion Blogger, Ashley Rae Silberman of Dress 2B You for attending and covering the Michael DePaulo Fall/Winter 2015 Presentation for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.