I’m not quite sure how Max Azria does it, but every season he does the impossible by reinventing the bandage dress.

For Fall 2012 the designer portrayed feminine strength through equestrian-inspired harnesses.

Harness wide belts, body harnesses, leather stamped python long-sleeve harness shrugs and harness hip belts were paired with the bandage dresses which came in many forms.

Fringed, beaded, diamond print, pleated, jacquard and gowns with chiffon skirts were accessorized with leather boots, cuffs, wristlet clutches, box clutches and stand out animal print clutches.

Front Row: Kristin Chenoweth, Camilla Alves, Nina Dobrev, Tinsley Mortimer, Coco Rocha, Harley Viera Newton and Leigh Lezark

Who I See Wearing This Collection: All of the above, plus many other starlets

Credit: Style.com & close ups belong to Red Carpet Fashion Awards