Rafael Cennamo’s Transformative Gowns -Dresses WithThe Power To Make You A Princess

22 Feb

Text, Vivian and Laura Wood

Rafael Cennamo's Sapphire Blue Siren Gown, the fall 2012 Collection

Every woman would like to be a princess or a queen and Venezuelan designer, Rafael Cennamo, knows that.

Rafael Cennamo at his Fall 2012 Presentation, sourced from www.examiner.com, photo, Getty Images

He even crowned some of his models in his NYFW Presentation at the Lincoln Center Box venue.

The teased hair with the circlets is modern days take on the gigantic wigs Marie Antoinette and her ladies wore to Court as well as the cover of  Jo Mannings My Lady Scandalous [The Amazing Life and Outrageous Times of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Royal Courtesan] a book I can’t wait to start reading tonight.

Rafael Cennamo Metallic Mesh Cocktail DressRafael Cennamo Embroidered Tulle Gown - The West's Idealized Version of a Princess

PR guru, Paul Wilmot, had expressed enthusiasm for this designer some months back, and  he has never steered us wrong, but this collection exceeded all expectations.

True, we’d checked-out images of Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani in R.C. and they looked good, but what we saw in the Box was on a whole different plane; it was transformative dressing at its best.

We fell in love with Rafael Cennamo when we spotted the blue metallic mesh turtleneck cocktail dress with its discreet illusion panel. The effect was Modern Day Chinese Princess.

The moonlight metallic embroidered tulle gown was the Western idea of what a princess should look like. The embroidery and its placement was reminiscent of a bejeweled bodice and underskirt like Queen Elizabeth I wore in royal portraits.  As if that weren’t already enough, the sapphire blue backless gown with draped sleeves worn by a beautiful Asian model knocked us out.  We can’t image that this dress wouldn’t wind up on the Red Carpet. We hope that someone snatched this one up and that we’ll see it Sunday at the Oscars when into ABC to watch.

Below, a shout-out to the people on the team who helped  Rafael  create these modern day princesses

Styling – Danielle Nachmani

Hair – Matthew Curtis / TRESemme

Make-up – Rogelio Reyna / Bobbi Brown

Nail Care – Kelly Baber / Jessica

Hats – Yestadt Millinery

Jewelry – Jacob & Co.

Casting – Maurilio Carnino / MTC Casting

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2 Responses to “Rafael Cennamo’s Transformative Gowns -Dresses WithThe Power To Make You A Princess”

  1. Theadora Brack February 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Love the teased hair look. Love Rafael Cennamo! He’s such a cutie.Theadora (Also, thanks for the book tip. Jo Manning‘s My Lady Scandalous [The Amazing Life and Outrageous Times of Grace Dalrymple Elliott, Royal Courtesan] looks like an interesting read!

    • thefashionexaminer February 23, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Gorgeous isn’t it? You’re welcome, thought you’d love it! We should compare notes on ti xo

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