Know Everything About Latest Edition of New York's Famed Waldorf-Astoria

Added: June 17, 2009

All the theater and drama of couture fashion was present at Couture Fashion Week New York in February 2009. The three- day spectacle was a parade of glamorous evening wear as well as innovative couture and luxury wear. The moods of the shows ran the gamut from theatrical to sensual, from whimsical to classic, from traditional to futuristic. Wall to wall enthusiastic audiences of top socialites, diplomats and editors from around the world flocked to the perennially elegant Waldorf-Astoria February 13-15, 2009 to enjoy couture and luxury fashion collections on the runway by designers from Lebanon, Russia, Romania, Dominican Republic, India, Australia, Egypt, Korea, Turkey, Japan and the USA. Performances by world class entertainers including cellist Gjilberta Gelaj, singer Lara Janine, the NTDTV Lion! Dance Troupe, singer Najibah, Chinese zither artist Xianzi Ai and Chinese pipa artist April Zhu also enchanted attendees.

Launched in 2003, Couture Fashion Week has grown into a prestigious event recognized worldwide for its success in presenting stunning couture fashion shows in such upscale venues as the St. Regis, The Westin Times Square and the Waldorf-Astoria. Event founder and producer Andres Aquino (also an accomplished fashion designer in his own right) along with a talented team of top makeup and hair stylists, models and staff continue to make Couture Fashion Week "the" place to see and be seen during New York Fashion Week. "The days are cold, the models are hot, and, most importantly, the clothes are rocking this season. Couture Fashion Week in New York City arrived at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel's Starlight Roof last week." - T7live.com

Leading couture designer Dany Atrache, who held his first runway show in Beirut and has shown at the Paris haute couture season for several years, mesmerized the discerning audience with a breathtaking collection of exclusive designs made especially for his USA debut at Couture Fashion Week New York. "Atrache's mix of chic elegance with comfort, form and fit has his designs sitting on the lips of many this season. He's a designer who sees beauty in unexpected places and this translates to his gowns &ldots; The confidence of the gown as it delicately draped the models made me think of how much fun a bride in that dress would have on her special night." - woai.com

Catalin Botezatu returned to Couture Fashion Week with a theatrical fashion show that drew celebrities and well-known international personalities including opera star Angela Gheorghiu and Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci. "Romanian designer Catalin Botezatu's collection was focused on luxury. Everything about his show was over the top - from the make up the models wore - a white canvas with theatrical eye shadow and lipstick, to the hats, which were representative of pieces of art."