Chris Benz Spring 2011

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Every season, Chris Benz shows one of my favorite bright technicolor collections of NYFW. This season, I was lucky enough to see his creations first hand, thanks to my friends at Styled On. You may have already seen some of these images in my photo diary. But I thought I’d share even more behind the scenes shots here!

I arrived about an hour and a half before the presentation was scheduled to begin. Most of the models were in the midst of having their hair and makeup done.

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Gorgeous purple polish!

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Makeup: Daniel Martin for Lancome. Nails: Sunshine Outing for Lancome. Hair: John Ruidant for Redken.

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A finished look.

One of my favorite things about being backstage is being able to familiarize yourself with the collection. To see it right in front of you, and even touch it with your own hands. You can miss so much of a look watching it dash down a runway.

You see everything.
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Taking a break before the show.

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Chris checking the progress backstage.

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Making adjustments.

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Not only is Chris an amazing talent, he’s super nice.

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Models waiting to go to their places for the presentation.

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I still can’t get over how amazing these two cardigans are. So so beautiful!

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Squeezing in some quick look book shots.

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Almost ready!

When the presentation started, there were about three minutes of calm, then boom!– It was packed.
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Everyone there was gushing over how gorgeous the collection was.

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I personally enjoy Chris’ clothing because for spring, it combines the best of retro fashion, with new modern sensibilities. Classic fabrics are updated with bright colors, and florals never look dowdy or out of date. It’s just FUN!

Celebrities also love Chris! His presentation had one of the best celeb turnouts of any I attended all week:
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Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr. Not pictured: her awesome wooden heel shoes by United Nude

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Denise Richards. I swear she doesn’t age!

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Carmen Electra in Chris Benz.

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Kelly Osbourne and Susan Sarandon.

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Susan. Her daughter Eva is one of Chris’s best friends, but was reportedly out of town for the show.

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The packed David Rubenstein Atrium!

See the full photo set here.

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