OK!'s NYC Fashion Week Blog: Perry Ellis

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Sep. 13 2011, Published 9:43 a.m. ET

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Can’t make it to NYC for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week? Don’t worry, OK!’s got you covered! Yesterday, we checked out the Perry Ellis runway show for a sneak peek at the designer’s spring collection and loved every minute! We got a glimpse of Joe Manganiello, Nigel Barker, Kelly Bensimon and more! Check out more from OK!’s blog!

SHOW: Perry Ellis

WHEN: September 12, 2011

WHO: Nigel Barker, Kelly Bensimon, Joe Manganiello, Matthew Settle, Chaske Spencer, Jonathan Cheban, Betsey Johnson

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FASHION: This collection was the perfect example that less really is, in fact, more. Perry Ellis kept things simple with his stunning Spring 2012 collection that included everything from sweaters and suits to hoodies and windbreakers. Many models also sported short, tied neck scarves that kept with the mainly neutral palette, but which also included the occasional pop of color. Perry's collection was masculine, yet refined and the audience could practically smell the fresh sea air of the yacht the models appeared they belonged on.

BEAUTY: The styling for the show was quite casual, but clean. The models individual looks varied from clean cut with slicked back hair to full beards and long flowing curls, all provided by Frank Rizzieri for Aveda. The barely-there make up was done by Janell Geason for Aveda and Myrdith Leon McCormack used M2M Damore Jon to give the models pedicures.


COLOR/OVERHEARD: Before the show America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker and Real Housewives of New York star Kelly Bensimon took turns interviewing each other, joking around and doing goofy impressions.

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While Nigel looked quite sexy in a sharp, grey suit, when asked what he though was sexy on a woman the photographer coyly replied, "Nothing."

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson seemed to share similar feelings towards expositionism and was seen standing up to video the parade of shirtless models that ended the show.

Someone else quite familiar with not wearing many clothes was True Blood actor Joe Manganiello, who was constantly surrounded by adoring fans trying to snap a picture of the self-proclaimed "designer lumberjack."

By Sadie Gennis


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