Olivia Palermo in Halston’s Cutout Draped Jersey Dress for Stylecaster And A Look at Halston’s Fall 2011 Collection

Olivia Palermo has been making waves on the social circuit for years, even before the fashion industry pegged her as one of its brightest stars. Her fame on The City only helped her to reach more people both domestically and internationally and now she is building her own brand, with advertising campaigns and front-row appearances galore, as well as collaborations of all kinds.

Stylecaster chose her as its newest subject for the “Limelight” fashion spread. In it she channels the rock goddesses of the 1970’s, Jane Birkin being one of the biggest inspirations. Behind the lens is Seiji Fulimori, with James Worthington DeMolet styling the shoot. Palermo wears everyone from Matthew Williamson to Marchesa for the spread, but one of my favorite looks is her in Halston’s Cutout Draped Jersey Dress. The piece on its own is extremely sophisticated and glamorous and the whole scene perfectly depicts the 1970’s ambiance with its luxe fabrics and rich colors. The dress is a splurge, but one that is well worth it.

Halston’s Fall 2011 collection was a modern take on the brand’s archives with flared jumpsuits, sleek and slinky cocktail dresses, 1970’s inspired furs, capes, plunging necklines and so much more. Marios Schwab is really working to re-position the brand as a go-to for modern luxury and feminine silhouettes and Fall had all the makings of a successful effort in that direction. The looks were sexy without trying too hard and though most were suited for evening, the separates really could work perfectly for day including chic belted coats, suede cropped trousers and the perfect leather shirtdress on Sigail Currie that could be worn by any woman no matter what her age.

The palette for the collection was mostly neutral and dark, though emerald green and royal purple made an appearance. Something I also loved was the use of almost nothing but models of color on the runway including Ataui Deng, Nyasha Matonhodze, Herieth Paul, Aminata Niaria, Georgie Badiel, So Young Kang, Lily Zhi, Lela Rose, Bonnie Chen, Carolyn Geh, Ping Hue Cheung, Hind Sahli and the aforementioned Sigail Currie.

I can definitely see some of the gowns being worn on the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker or Halle Berry for red carpet events so it will be interesting to see who tries the looks in the coming months.

Halston’s Cutout Draped Jersey Dress retails for $1695. Visit www.net-a-porter.com to purchase and www.halston.com for more information.

*Images courtesy of Stylecaster and GoRunway.com.

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