Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo Cruise/Resort 2012
New York: The house of Salvatore Ferragamo has been in the news of late due to its recent IPO on the Milan stock exchange, which generated over $2 billion. Its lavish Resort show seemed of a piece with this new, flashier Ferragamo. It was held in the James B. Duke mansion on Fifth Avenue, facing Central Park, and stars including Eva Mendes, Freida Pinto and Emma Roberts were among the attendees. The gilded mansion had been home to heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, and her heyday, the 1930s, was a key inspiration for the looks. Slinky evening dresses, Provençal cotton striped pieces and luxe pajama sets were among the glamorous looks that Creative Director Massimiliano Giornetti sent down the runway, and silvery beaded fringe and sequins added a touch of sparkle. The looks oozed elegance and sophistication, perfectly complementing their sumptuous surroundings. –Joanna Manganaro

Color: White / Silver / French Blue / Navy

Key Items: Striped cotton pieces / Fluid evening gowns / Luxe pantsuits / Pajama set

Materials: Striped Provençal cotton / Silk charmeuse / Satin / Metallic silk / Linen / Denim / Fine-gauge cashmere / Chiffon

Print + Pattern: Stripes / Concentric triangles / Geometrics

Details + Trim: Sparkling fringe / Sequins / Double-breasted closures / Halter necklines / Sailor front flaps for pants

Accessories + Footwear: Newsboy caps / Silver lariat necklaces / Sparkly tassel belts / Swarovski-encrusted bangles / Minaudieres and clutches / Mini bucket bags / Platform ankle strap pumps / Strappy high-heeled sandals / Satin espadrille wedges / Mirrored wedges

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