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Salvatore Ferragamo Shows Resort 2012 at Doris Duke's Mansion

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Massimiliano Giornetti took us back in time to 1930s New York for his glamorous resort 2012 collection for Salvatore Ferragamo. This season the Ferragamo woman is embodied by a society swan who's a sophisticated world traveler and wants the ease of a relaxed wardrobe that meets the demands of her life. Fitting the show took place at the James B. Duke House, a grand Upper East Side mansion which was home to James, his wife Nanaline, and daughter Doris. Doris Duke was a well known patron of the arts, philanthropist, and heiress to her father's energy and tobacco businesses.

Modern day swans such as Minka Kelly (who the paps almost tramped us to photograph), Twilight's Ashley Greene, the stunning Frieda Pinto, Emma Roberts, Eva Mendes, and Teresa Palmer were in attendance at the swank affair.

For day, the Ferragamo woman is wrapped in cashmere pea coats, gabardine blazers, wide leg pants, and knit jumpsuits. But of course this woman needs plenty of evening options and resort had no shortage of silk halter gowns, beaded fringe tops and skirts, and evening pants. A study of blues—mostly navy with some lighter shades and a pop of electric—dominated the collection. However silver, grey, ivory, and gold balanced out the color palette. —Benjamin Liong Setiawan
· Ferragamo [Official Site]