Cyril Verdavainne Couture Runway Show
Come With Me to New York Fashion Week. Let’s Experience the Breathtaking Cyril Verdavainne Couture Runway Show Together.
Stunning, artisan crafted couture gowns on the red carpet. Image credits: cyrilverdavainne.com unless noted.
We’ve arrived a little early for the Verdavainne invitation only Spring/Summer 2024 couture runway show. The presentation will be located at the exclusive Cipriani West, a New York landmark and a stunning example of Greek revival architecture. Let’s explore lower Manhattan and the Financial District together before the show.
The magnificent spire of Trinity Church draws us through the corridor of modern buildings. Image credit, author.
Looking down Broadway from Wall Street we are drawn by a glorious sight. In 1697 on behalf of King William III the first Trinity Church was erected at the head of Wall Street facing the Hudson River. The building was the first Anglican Church on the island of Manhattan. George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States on April 30, 1789 at Federal Hall. After the ceremony, he attended a service at St. Paul’s Chapel of Trinity Church.
Façade, Trinity Church. Image credit, author.
The nave of Trinity Church. Image credit, author.
Brilliant stained glass windows. Trinity Church. Image credit, author.
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Charming details can be discovered when we look closer. Trinity Church.
The ever-present hot dog vendor is out front, but we’ll hold out for the sumptuous treats awaiting us at the Verdavainne fashion show. Image credit, author.
Tiffany & Co., Image credit, author.
We’re still a little early for the show, so let’s pop into Tiffany & Co., just a few doors down from Cipriani’s and see what delicious baubles they have on display. Monique, charming and helpful client advisor, was ready to assist. The world-renowned jewelry store is housed within a magnificent Beaux Arts building, although a few of the famous Tiffany crystal vases with sprays of flowers sprinkled around the space would add a touch of color and a bit of romance to the décor. And isn’t the purchase of diamond jewelry all about romance?
Backstage photography prior to the show. Image credit, author.
The make-up artist shared the beauty palette with us. She was keeping the colors natural with highlights of bronze for the Verdavainne show. The look was sublime. Image credit, author.
Backstage: The fashion board with directions for each model. Verdavainne. Image credit, author.
Rolling racks ready with each model’s gowns. Image credit, author.
An elegant array of footwear. Backstage at the Verdavainne show. Image credit, author.
The red carpet ready for the Verdavainne runway show to begin, before the guests arrive. Image credit, author.
Leaning out over the luxurious Cipriani building’s arcade we have a fabulous view down Wall Street to the Trinity Church. Image credit, author.
Lovely draped one shoulder sheath. The majesty of the graceful columns lends added poise to the elegant gowns by Cyril Verdavainne. Image credit, author.
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Cascades of glowing magenta ruffles. Verdavainne.
Sensuously structured shawl gown by Cyril Verdavainne. Rich silk Dupioni is one of the most luxurious fabrics available, flaunting a shimmering, iridescent surface.
Embroidered dress with bell sleeves. Verdavainne.
Sophisticated sequin shorts ensemble. Verdavainne.
Sweet summer dress with chic trapunto belt. Verdavainne.
Bold graphics. Verdavainne.
Fit for a princess. Verdavainne.
Stunning halter gown paired with coordinating shawl. Verdavainne.
Lavish wedding gown bedecked in flowers. Verdavainne.
After the runway show the models posed for the photographers. Image credit, author.
Graceful model in halter gown. Image credit, author.
Cocktail hour. Image credit, author.
Sophie, our talented bartender, mixed us the perfect Cipriani Bellini, invented by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1948. Image credit, author.
With many thanks to our hosts, Roger Guy Young and designer Cyril Verdavainne, we take our leave while wishing them both the sincerest congratulations for a spectacular Spring/Summer 2024 collection. Image credit, author.
Au revoir! Image credit, author.