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VANESSA BRUNO SPRING 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as the Austrian fashionista Bruno, continued his attempt to crash Paris Fashion Week shows when, wearing a sailor outfit and carrying an anchor, he unsuccessfully attempted to get into the Vanessa Bruno’s Spring 2009 runway show — Bruno crashing Bruno – it’s a shame it didn’t happen.

Held at Bruno’s headquarters the show started off as a cocktail party of sorts with champagne and lots of mingling in the tightly packed brick-walled, sky-lit space. The setting was the perfect backdrop for Bruno effortlessly chic aesthetic.

There were no program notes to explain the designer’s inspiration, but a program was, in fact, unnecessary given the designer’s cohesive, Parisian-chic collection that included simple detailing, easy draping, loose silhouettes, and a color palette that mixed neutrals with deep colors (olive green, plum, orange, bronze, saffron, all of which were surprisingly flattering against the light-skinned models).

 

Bruno’s devotees are sure to find plenty of covetable looks in the silk-heavy, minimally accessorized collection which included short shorts, sheer chiffon vests and tops, and loosely draped dresses accented with pops of metallic and embroidery.

The show, from the presentation to the actual fashion, was an unfussy delight with looks sure to last well beyond the Spring 2009 season.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.