#NYFW Cheat Sheet: Yigal Azrouël AW 2012
Feb 11, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
Yigal Azrouël's fall 2012 show was dedicated to the "unintentional beauty in mystery" refracted through the lens of a woman both "fearless in her outlook and quiet in her confidence." And that woman might easily have been Evelyn Mulwray -- the heroine from Roman Polanski's classic 70s film noir Chinatown -- portrayed brilliantly by Faye Dunaway. To wit, Azrouël's collection mixed the mystery of the film noir femme fatale with the luxe glamour of the 70s then threw a giant raccoon hat on top of it all.
Color Palette: Evergreen, red oak and heather grey
Mood: Dark but sensual, mysterious and glamorous
Statement Pieces: Obviously the aforementioned giant raccoon hats as well as an opulent silver fox coat. But a sheer python print silk chiffon gown paired with leather evening gloves -- a reoccurring and rather lovely accessory featured throughout the entire collection -- was sublime.
Front Row Name Drops: Tried my darndest but I couldn't recognize anyone. Guess it's time I brush up on my directory of mid-range celebrities.
Runway Music: "Too Insistent" by The Dø