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New York Fashion Week Day 3 – Chado Ralph Rucci

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Chado Ralph Rucci pieces were big on glamour, but with classic shapes – round-necked, crop-sleeved jackets, shapely shift dresses and raglan-sleeved A-line coats.
Chado Ralph Rucci pieces were big on glamour, but with classic shapes – round-necked, crop-sleeved jackets, shapely shift dresses and raglan-sleeved A-line coats.

It was a starry fashion crowd at Chado Ralph Rucci, with Carmen Dell’Orefice and Project Runway’s J Alexander among the front-row celebs enjoying this strong collection.

As ever, his pieces were big on glamour, but the classic shapes – round-necked, crop-sleeved jackets, shapely shift dresses, raglan-sleeved A-line coats – were brought right up to date with sporty fabrics and a powerful palette of fluorescent orange, yellow, pink and black.

Fluoro-coloured panels were slashed dramatically through coats and dresses, as well as on a drapey caftan-like dress, but it wasn’t all about colour-blocking: luminous feathers exploded out of a jacket sleeve or covered an entire dress, and the beautiful closing look featured a skirt of cream satin hand-painted in a giant brush swirl.