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Custo Barcelona: Juxtaposing Fantasy With Reality and Feathers

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"There wasn't a solid color in sight. Illuminated by the light of a thousand camera phones (give or take) wielded by exuberant audience members, Custo Barcelona's print-on-print-on-multicolored-feathers party mix came stomping down the runway on shoes that matched. Backstage, flanked by Kimora Lee Simmons in a ginormous turquoise faux fur wrap, Custo Dalmau explained that he wanted to juxtapose fantasy (say, a top made of looped synthetic strips with fluttering wine-red sleeves) with reality (a pair of denim micro-cutoffs)." —Style.com
· Custo Barcelona [Official Site]
· The beautiful people backstage at Custo Barcelona [Racked]
· All fashion week coverage [Racked]