by Rick Weaver, for Women’s Mafia & Icon-Americana.com
Georges Chakra’s Fall 2010 “Edition” features elegant evening gowns and cocktail dresses in a bedazzling display that at times conjures up memories of stylish periods past (40s and 50s) and at others provides a futuristic glimpse of high-fashion looks we expect to see in the not-so-distant future.
One easily gets the impression that the color black is Chakra’s favorite color, which would not be usual for a designer of evening gowns, a Chakra specialty. To add colorful flare, Chakra adds lots of metallic pieces — metals cut with sharp angles and jagged edges inspired by the painter Lucio Fontana whose architectural shapes leave their impressions in the backs and fronts of several memorable pieces. Just when we thought we had Chakra’s collection pegged, out came the fiery reds, which we boldly predict will be seen on celebrities gracing the red carpet this award season, in particular, in one of our favorite pieces of the collection: the red chiffon gown, beaded with cummerbund and tulle bodice. Fire!
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