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02/18/2014 02:26 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2014

Glam Master b michael

2014-02-14-BMICHAEL.jpgGlamour ruled at b michael's show at Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week Fall/ Winter 2014. As models of both sexes emerged in bold plaids and brilliant earth tones in smart suits of wool, cashmere and corduroy best described as urban chic. Delicious details abounded in Town & Country ensembles of sheaths and toppers of copper, royal blue and magenta in wool boucle and silk with asymmetrical and exaggerated collars. The good time party continued with flounce, fluted and pleated dresses with boleros and sheaths in cool colors of lavender, oyster and indigo cleverly detailed with cap and demi sleeves.
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The finale was a composition in luxury with sculpted gowns featuring halter cut and drop shoulders in jewel tones of peridot, ruby and topaz embellished with embroidery, confetti, lace or mink. Opulent off-shoulder golden silk, sterling and winter floral gowns were understated elegance iced with embroidery, mink or feathers.
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The menswear was reminiscent of Hollywood glamour with 8 button double breasted or shawl collar jackets and trousers of silk and wool.
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b michael's inspiration, "The Fall 2014 Collection reflects my point of view, as an American Designer... it's a tapestry of colors and textures from all over the world forming esthetic harmony. " The Durham Connecticut native began his fashion design career in millinery designing hats for the television show, Dynasty, then on to design stints at Oscar De la Renta and Louis Feraud. In 1999 he launched his own private couture label b michael America were he dresses the ladies: Kathleen Chenault, Tamara Tunie, Lyn Whitfield and Susan Fales Hill. Tony winner 2013 for Best Actress in a Play (A Trip to Bountiful) Cicely Tyson collected her award in a b michael amethyst ruffled couture gown naturally. He designed wardrobe for superstar Whitney Houston for the feature film remake of Sparkle. b michael divines, "The woman I dress lives a modern life-style... she is the balance between sensual and powerful. " His prêt a porter line b michael America Red Collection is composed of chic sheaths and elegant A line dresses with matching coats or demi jackets. The collection is perfect day to eveningwear for socials and power lunches for ladies who love, lunch or launch available exclusively at Macys. Last year was the debut of his menswear line. A member of CFDA, he walks the talk all his designs are Made in America. b states, "As a brand and company it is our mission to enrich skills and create jobs in our industry... we are also committed to product that has superior craftsmanship."
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Through b is a stylish man about town and a regular in the Manhattan, Hamptons, Palm Beach social circles; he also gives back to the community. Last year he was honored by Figure Skating in Harlem at their 2013 gala and serves on the boards of New Yorkers For Children and Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. This year's show saluted the mission of New York Needs You. Best dressed Lister and author Susan Fales Hill notes, "B Michael, like Hubert de Givenchy before him, is a master of timeless style and classic elegance with the most irresistible whisper of sex. Butter soft cashmeres and rich boucles conceal sumptuous silk print linings which hint at the vixen within every true lady." b michael is the master of old school glamour.

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