NYFW Fall 2011: Joanna Mastroianni Review

In a tribute to photographer Lillian Bassman, Joanna Mastroianni showed a dramatic evening collection that was strongest in black and white —specifically the embroidered blazer and pants, below-the-knee skirts and ingenious attention to detail.

Inside her intimate design studio atop the garment district last week,  New York's fashion and social elite gathered to preview the Fall 2011 Joanna Mastroianni collection. As the NYFW was settling down for the season I made it a point to reschedule my calendar for Joanna's show and was I elated and I did.....

Convertible Dress

With a front row consisting of Caroline Manzo, Beverly Johnson and Iris Apfel, the collection in my opinion was one the best executed shows of the season. The collection represented a bit of refined and dainty with a youthful modern twist. Silk organza, animal prints and embroidery were applied to a mix of graphics and geometric silhouettes that beckoned the illusion of elegance and style.

I even had the opportunity to chat with iconic beauty and supermodel, Beverly Johnson who happened to Love the show as much as I did....