Closing Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria

For the second year in a row ALICAT Avril Lemieux has showcased her collection and closed Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria. Last year the Waldorf was hosting a number of dignitaries and though this year there weren’t any Bill Clinton sightings, as there were the previous, those in attendance witnessed something even more compelling – the unveiling of ALICAT’s new line “Stolen Loot”. Influenced by high rollers, follies girls, and robbers who appear to be free but in reality are chained to their game of money and greed the line features, interestingly enough – diamond studded handcuffs. Instead of capturing the runway action ALICAT allowed me full access for the day which enabled me to photograph the calm, the chaos and everything that fell in between. Here’s how our day turned out …

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

On no sleep - the morning of the show

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Papa helping assemble a cuff

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT driving to the Waldorf Astoria

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Sorting out the room's reservation

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

On our way to the Grand Ballroom

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Hanging the garment bags, going over check lists and settling in

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Last minute hemming

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Hair and make-up tables

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Jaimi Alexander in the make-up chair

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

The strikingly handsome ALICAT model Lev Khon

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

A few minor adjustments

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT models after hair and make-up

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT models before the show

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Model from previous show. Check out that hair!!!

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT models

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT model Najah Abdul-Rahim

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

The shoes line up

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

For ALICAT

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Men's suit detail

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Two divergent lines

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

The dressed and the undressed

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Cuff and jacket detail

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Presenting Ms Najah Abdul-Rahim

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT couture

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

The incomparable JaRed Cameron

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

ALICAT model Ms Jaimi Alexander

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

Immediately after walking the runway

ALICAT couture photo by Keena Gonzalez

What a night! Designer and models directly from the runway

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About photographybykeena

A rock n' roll photographer I curator I social media correspondent
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1 Response to Closing Couture Fashion Week at the Waldorf Astoria

  1. Outstanding! Of course Avril and her collection make it easy, don’t they?

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