Frank Tell Fall/Winter 2011

Yes, I still have an abundance of f/w ’11 nyfw shows to share! My shooting schedule lately has taken more time away from blogging, but now that things have calmed a bit for the next few days, it’s nice to revisit some photos from the last two months.

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Frank Tell’s f/w ’11 show was held in the tents for the first time this year, thanks to a sponsorship from W hotels. The Box, the smallest space in the tents seemed to be packed to the gills with spectators trying to catch a glimpse of the presentation.

Luckily for everyone, it repeated a second time, so I was able to squeeze forward into the photographer’s area and snap some photos.

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Frank’s f/w ’10 collection was one of my favorites of the season (and also one of the most visually stunning presentations). But I didn’t care much for s/s ’11. It seemed slightly boring by comparison. Fall marked the return of my favorite Frank, the one that takes risks with edgy, torn garments, leathers, and crazy knits.

The look was post-apocalpytic huntress wear. With Mad Max-ish mohawk hairdos thrown into the mix. Frank admitted to finding inspiration by watching a lot of dark end of the world movies, like Planet of the Apes, prior to creating this collection– something that was very apparent to everyone in the room.

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I could see pieces from this collection being worn by the cast of The Hunger Games.

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When grouped together, some of the looks might seem extreme, but I found the collection to be enviously wearable, at least for those of us with a darker sense of style.

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When the world ends, I know which collection I’ll want to be wearing.

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See the whole photo set here.

®2011 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost

Diane von Furstenberg f/w 2010

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On Valentine’s day, Diane von Furstenberg presented her fall/winter 2010 collection in Bryant Park. The show was totally packed, and I was lucky to even get in to the photo pit. Entrance was highly regulated by staffers at the tents, with only “A Group” photographers from places like Getty Images and Women’s Wear Daily getting in at first. But I (just barely) made it, and found myself a spot to the extreme right of the runway. At an odd angle for a show with a double runway, but I made it work.

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A lot of the resulting photos weren’t as perfect as I would have liked, but the show was beautiful, with gorgeous clothing as usual, and some of the top models in the industry walked in it.

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Coco Rocha.

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Abbey Lee Kershaw in an amazing dress.

Rachel Zoe was there, as seen peeking out behind the models:
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When I first arrived, I nearly walked right in to Patricia Field. Here she is admiring the collection:
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Love her witchy hat!

Molly Sims was also there:
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Love her sweater, but I’m so over her. She’s everywhere, and why? The woman will show up to the opening of an envelope.

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In my eyes, Diane can really do no wrong when it comes to making women’s clothes. She’s been doing this forever, and is one designer I truly feel always understands what a woman wants. Season after season I find myself lusting over at least half a dozen of her dresses. Trends may come and go, and Diane not only keeps up, but starts many trends of her own.

More beautiful dresses:


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And a slippery runway:
Falling Model at DVF

At the end, Diane and her creative director took a lap around the runway:

Stopping to hug her grandchildren:

Rachel clapping:
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Diane’s Manifesto:
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Packing up the clothes:

All Photos and Content ®2010 RS/The Greyest Ghost.