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Charlotte Ronson: Darkly Downtown
February 12th, 2010 @ 10:34 PM - New York
The "it" girl of modern downtown Manhattan, at least this season, is Charlotte Ronson, designer, occasional DJ, cool kid and brand builder, and her latest collection, presented Friday evening, Feb. 12, in New York, had elements of all of the above.
First of all, there was just the right amount of buzz before the show, with a bona fide movie star, Matt Dillon, squiring two pretty girls - one French, the other from LA; a TV star, curly blond Whitney Port of "The City;" a mega socialite Tinsley Mortimer and the coolest editor in France, Olivier Zahm of Paris-based Purple magazine.
There was also the requisite amount of shoving by paparazzi, not quite a scrum, but lots of bottlenecks as the 800 guests found their seats in the tents at Bryant Park, the central showing area of New York fashion week.
Though her brother Mark Ronson is possibly the single most popular DJ on the planet for high level fashion parties, Charlotte got sister Samantha to organize an eclectic mix.
Like the collection, the soundtrack was an eclectic affair – ranging from The Zombies classic 1965 cut "She's Not There" to The Rolling Stones, “She’s Like a Rainbow.” The clothes themselves wandered all over the place – prairie dresses but in French-style plisse fabrics, cocoon jackets with faux fur collars, belted Canadian jackets with elastic trim and lots of Cossack pants. These were tucked into some rather cool suede boots, finished with ankle chains.
The colors were faded rust, petrol, khaki and muddy floral prints; the finish was delicate, like micro buttons on the back vents of military shirts or the clever choice of stylist Natasha Royt to use silk Tudor caps, giving the models an arty allure.
Overall, the clothes were certainly competent, and one could easily imagine any of the models wandering right out of the show on a date or to party destination. One might fault the collection not making a more powerful statement, but as an array of plausible fashion for cool gals that don’t need to shout for attention, this will do very well.