Nieves Alvarez strutted into 2013 with a special New Year’s Eve end-of-season edition of her Solo Moda show.
The Spanish supermodel and TV host has a body for fashion, and she played to the festive occasion in six highly formal and floor-grazing looks.
On Saturday, she debuted a flashy Blumarine Fall 2012 confection pavéd in iridescent studs; it was a modern mermaid moment.
Nieves has flaunted Andrew Gn several times before on her show, but her darkly romantic, three-quarter-sleeve dress from the designer had a moodier vibe.
While the draped Grecian trend has been rather exhausted, Nieves’ goddess look – a nude, long-sleeve Elie Saab Fall 2012 column gown – made her look statuesque.
Black sequins started Sunday’s show on a glittery note, with a plunging Vicky Martin Berrocal gown from the Fall 2012 collection.
A Vionnet gown, featuring a modified peplum waist, was second in line and provided an edgier tone.
The grand finale came courtesy of Dean and Dan Caten with their off-the shoulder DSquared² Resort 2013 frock in an unforgettable shade of cerulean-blue.
A shame that each pair of Nieves’ vertiginous Gianvito Rossi heels – she wore the label exclusively – was mostly covered by the long gowns. The shoes were no doubt as divine as her big pieces of Chanel wrist candy.
The most compelling look was the Blumarine; designer Anna Molinari was obsessed with neon, metallics and holograms for Fall 2012, and that moxie paid off. But the biggest problem with some of Nieves’ other ensembles was that they didn’t feel so fresh; perhaps she should have pushed the envelope a bit more.
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