Volume IV Issue 6 October 2007
|Dina Bar-el Revisits
Old Hollywood for Fall 2007
Gowns and Mixed Metallic Colors
Dim the lights and one imagines Hedy Lamarr or Lana
Turner coming down the red
carpet in Dina Bar-el's sultry Fall
Winter 2007 Collection for Los Angeles Fashion Week. Working with
crinkle fabrics for cocktail
and plunging satin silhouettes for evening,
Bar-el heightened the anticipation.
Each design led to the next - first fitted waistlines with spaghetti
straps, then add capsleeves, then corsets. First silver satin
gowns, then add black lace trimming, and progress to illusion
bodice. Dina Bar-el Fall 2007 brings back the tight curls and saucer
eyes of the Golden Hollwood era, when red carpets were special occasion
fashion shows and the flashbulbs were hot and close.
Rather than nostalgia, Bar-el evokes timeless glamour
by adding contemporary embellishments like crystal buttons on a navy
corsetted gown or an ivory satin scarf wrapped across the bodice (both
shown below.) The effect is classic Hollywood
arrival with finessed accoutrement for conversation. The lady today
doesn't just appear, she engages. Much to our pleasure.
©2007 Metrofashion.com All Rights Reserved. Cover above:
Dina Bar-el iridescent sweetheart evening gown for Fall Winter
2007-2008 Los Angeles Fashion Week Collection from Smashbox
Studios in Culver City, California, USA. Below Left-to-right:
Dina Bar-el Fall 2007 forest taffeta cocktail dress, Bar-el
Fall 2007 dusty-pink crinkle cocktail dress with embroidery,
Bar-el Fall Winter 2007 metallic brown corset sheath, Dina Bar-el
Los Angeles navy corset gown with flyneck, Bar-el Fall 2007
metallic empire halter with brooch straps, Dina Bar-el Fall
Winter 2007 2008 black mermaid evening dress with lace trim;
stylist David Thomas hair Sean James.
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