18.02.09

Max Azria Fall 2009




Maz Azria’s Fall 2009 was a dark, yet romantic collection.

The fluid draped dresses were toughed up with turtlenecks, Gothic lace, leather gloves and cut-outs. Some pieces had the Balmain-esqe shoulder padding we had seen earlier at the

The design duo presented lace bodysuits, suede leggings, mini dresses, long billowing gowns and leather jackets.

The collection had a Lara Croft type feel to it, with all the turtleneck bodysuits, which tells me that Angelina Jolie may have been their inspiration for this collection.

Black dominated the colour palette, but mustard, white, cream, plum and forest green were also presented.


Here are a few of my pictures.


Rachel Bilson wore a raspberry pink Max Azria Spring 2009 one-shouldered dress, which was a gorgeous colour on her. I could have done without the tights, but it’s cold in New York so I will let her off.


Alicia Keys arrived wearing a black coat, with her Armani Privé Fall 2007 heels which she wore later in the night to the Armani 5th Avenue store opening.


Aisha Tyler is so incredibly tall, she’s taller than me, and I am 5ft 11in.

She is also even more beautiful in real life. TV doesn’t do her enough justice.

She braved the cold and went sans tights to wear this tropical summery Max Azria Resort 2009 dress, with beige peep-toe lace-up booties.

I’m not crazy about the belt though.


Keisha Whitaker wore a gorgeous cap sleeved Max Azria Spring 2009 taupe coloured dress, which looks divine against her skin. She wore her dress with ruby pumps, and her hair swept to one side.


Joy Bryant was of course there.


Tinsley Mortimer quite bizarrely arrived wearing a hot pink Alexander McQueen Spring 2008 draped dress with a black waist belt. She wore her dress with YSL heels and Chanel purse.

I really dislike her bangs.

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18.02.09

Live Blogging From Max Azria

The show just ended and it was amazing. Quite dark and Gothic-esqe, with Balmain-inspired square shoulders like at Herve Leger. Turtle necks and lace featured heavily..

In the front row was Coco Rocha. She is still a red head and she was wearing this seasons colour electric blue.

Rachel Bilson looked stunning wearing a one-sleeved Max Aria coral dress.

Others in the front row included – surprisingly – Armani favourite Alicia Keys.

Joy Bryant, Keisha Whitaker in a taupe dress and the gorgeous Aisha Taylor is a gorgeous summery dress.

Onto the next show. I’ll write more later.

Excuse typos, writing from my crackberry.

Angelina Jolie’s Backwards Max Azria SAG Awards Gown

I was sent a message from a reader who said I was wrong to say that Angelina Jolie’s dress was backwards to how it was presented on the runway.

I’m sorry to say it, but I still do believe I’m right.

The dress has the same kimono style sleeves, the same deep-plunge, the same gathered elasticated waisted line, the two flaps on either side of the plunge, and the same detail on the skirt.

Angelina was never going to wear a dress with such a deep plunge, so wearing it back to front was her compromise.

These two dresses, which I was told were the same, are not the same in my opinion. Not even close.

I don’t even think the materials are the same. The sleeves are definitely not the same, and this runway dress does not have an elasticated waist.

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Judge for yourself.

UPDATE: Thanks to DolceLorenzo, who watched Fashion Wrap Up were Jennifer Rade – Angelina’s stylist – confirmed that she did wear the dress back to front.

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