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Liveblog: MaxAzria Does Understated Neutrals, Glamorous Greys

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Our trusty, intrepid Racked National reporter, Lauren Frankfort is coming at you, liveblogging from inside the MaxAzria fall-winter 2010 show at Bryant Park. From the interminable wait in line to the non-stop model-stomping on the runway to the post-show euphoria and crush to get out (alive), here's her minute-by-minute report.

Who/What: Max Azria, the designer behind this, his eponymous label, as well as Herve Leger and BCBG, is best known for his massive celebrity following, figure-flattering dresses, and masterful use of color. We want Max Azria's clothes, and Max Azria gives the people what they want.
Where/When: The Tent at Bryant Park, 2 p.m. February 16, 2010

1:45 p.m.: Just got to Bryant Park

1:48 p.m.: Waiting on line with some intense beats and cheers coming through the tarp next to the line

1:50 p.m.: Spotting mostly flat leather boots on line. I guess no one was brave enough to whip out the heel in this snow.

1:53 p.m.: Sooo many down jackets and wet hair.

1:55 p.m.: They are letting us in!

1:56 p.m.: Spotted Bryanboy!

1:59 p.m.: Waiting for the editors to trickle in—all the major print publications are sitting near the middle of the runway.

2:01 p.m.: We are sitting smack dab in the middle of the Seventeen staff.

2:03 p.m.: Got really excited for a sec, thought I spotted Anna but, alas, it was just a mere alias

2:07 p.m.: Oh, celebrities... come out, come out wherever you are!

2:14 p.m.: The photographers are milling about, waiting.

2:15 p.m.: Jill Zarin just walked in!

2:17 p.m.: Two pre-teen-looking girls are sitting front and middle at the top of the runway.

2:24 p.m.: The photographers just swarmed the blonde actress [AnnaLynne McCord] from 90210.

2:26 p.m.: The seats are filling up!

2:29 p.m.: The music just got really loud and now it's soft, does that mean it's starting soon?

2:30 p.m.: Lights are going down!

2:31 p.m.: First look: sheer ivory with structural paneling

2:32 p.m.: V-neck jumpsuit. Interesting mixture of mesh. Now some leather and cotton.

2:32 p.m.: The music just got really loud and conflicting.

2:34 p.m.: The hair is pulled back into sleek straight ponytails, just like the sleek, architectural, tonal designs.

2:34 p.m.: Camel leather?

2:35 p.m.: Some wool jackets are coming out now—with a little flounce. Still so many straight, simple designs in nude.

2:36 p.m.: We have some heather grey! With leather knee-length skirt with mesh and wool top and a jagged hem.

2:37 p.m.: The music is picking up and so are the looks. Some draping.

2:37 p.m.: A really interesting black dress came out with triangular blocks of leather and wool.

2:39 p.m.: One dress came out with an accented sequin strap. There are some more sequin bands on the skirt of a different dress—really subtle and adds a nice pop to the different bands of fabric.

2:40 p.m. Finale! Kind of came as a surprise.
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