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Runway Report: L'Wren Scott Strikes Gold

It was an afternoon fit for a queen at L’Wren Scott’s Fall 2013 fashion show and my, did she put on a spectacular show.  From champagne to 23k gold accessories, Ms. Scott pulled out at all the stops for her debut runway show at London Fashion Week.  L’Wren Scott (a former model herself) reminded us that glamour is not just in the clothing, but is also a way of life.  In this case, life imitated art and the pay off was worth its weight in gold.

The L’Wren Scott experience was every bit opulent even from the moment before we entered the room as dapper waiters greeted the show’s guests with trays of champagne.  Once inside, long banquets lined the outsides of the runway where gorgeous antique pink roses and gold rimmed water glasses awaited.  As fashion’s brightest found their seat like Vogue editor Anna Wintour who was seated front row next to Scott’s beau Mick Jagger, the waiters ceremoniously offered lamb shank shepherd’s pie avec a very amusing miniature bottle of Heinz ketchup.  Not long after, the music grew loud and excited, the lights dimmed and the first model made her way down the runway.

The collection, based on painter Gustav Klimt’s “Golden Period” and muse Adele Bauer, featured ladylike silhouettes with waist emphasis, big hair, gold embellishments and high drama capes and built-in jewelry on gowns.  We saw brilliant nude-peach leather jackets and coats, gorgeous curve-hugging dresses in sapphire and emerald, gold-embroidered capes, wild hair nets and gold tattooed jewelry.  And in addition to pulling off these elegant styles, the show’s models also had the task of walking in 23 karat gold shoes!

L’Wren Scott’s London Fashion Week debut was every bit a success.  The designer brought life and decadence to an incredibly thought out show with a collection so magnificent, inspiring and it could not be more perfect for the red carpet. Even Nicole Kidman already wore a sapphire dress to her premiere of Stroker last night- and we will let you guess what color her shoes were!

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