Ferragamo Resort Wear at Duke Mansion

December 14, 2011 | Style & Beauty


Karolina Kurkova modeling the finale gown at the Resort collection sho

For the first ever Salvatore Ferragamo Resort show in New York, the fashion flock gathered at the grandiose James B. Duke Mansion, once a private residence that had previously never been open to the public. The show marked a bold move for the Italian fashion label, which decided to stray from its traditional presentation in Milan.

The collection itself—a parade of retro Hollywood glamour and 1930s decadence—appears to have dictated the move to the home of one of America’s most renowned heiresses of the time, Doris Duke. One could just as readily imagine any one of Manhattan’s tastemakers sitting front row (Eva Mendes, Ashley Greene, and Olivia Chantecaille) wearing the swirling, silver- beaded gown for a red carpet fête as a starlet of Ferragamo’s era.

Humphrey Bogart’s rich voice boomed, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” from Casablanca over the show’s soundtrack as models paraded pieces that signaled a distinctly aristocratic air. Perfectly suited for traveling to Morocco for the season or standing out in the winter wonderland of Manhattan, Salvatore Ferragamo’s landmark Resort collection hits stores just in time for a holiday season full of enchanted expeditions. 655 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3822

PHOTOGRAPH BY DAN & CORINA LECCA

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