As a blogger, it’s fun to be invited to fashion shows during NY fashion week, but what’s even more exciting is getting to take a peek backstage.
Last week I had the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes for the presentation of Czar by Cesar Galindo Spring 2016 collection. Deb Chase from Nononsense Beauty blog was with me to experience it all.
Things were buzzing backstage as make-up artists and hairdressers worked their magic. Everyone was in a great mood, and there was a real feeling of confidence in the air.
Celebrity hair expert Tippi Shorter worked meticulously to tie back the models hair into pretty, low ponytails.
The girls looked about 19, thin, fresh-faced and gorgeous. They reminded me of baby deer with their big Bambi eyes and fine features- so delicate and sweet. (I felt like their mother.)
Celebrity Make-up Artist Luis Casco from Project Runway was in charge of the beauty look for the night.
Aveda and Mary Kay sponsored the event.
Designer Cesar Galindo was walking around with a huge smile on his face greeting everyone and making sure every detail was perfect. He was a magnificent host- so warm and welcoming. Sometimes fashion designers are portrayed as cool or snobby, but Cesar was super friendly and made us feel very special.
If you are not familiar with Cesar, he founded CZAR by Cesar Galindo after 20-years of designing collections for brands like Calvin Klein. He is one of eleven children and grew up in Houston to Mexican parents. His mom was a sewer, and he is self-taught. His early years were spent designing corsets and period costumes for The Miami City Ballet, then for The Houston Grand Opera.
Now here’s the really fun part -In addition to his own collection, Cesar has designed clothes for private clients like Lady Gaga, Madonna, Courtney Cox and Joan Jett!
The clothes looked fabulous! You could go right up to the racks and see them up close. I felt like a kid in the candy store with all the vibrant colors and tons of sparkle. Cesar is famous for his masterful tailoring and draping, fearless use of color and energetic vibe.
Preparations for the show began at 5:30, but it didn’t start until 8, and what a show it was! Here’s a short video of some of the highlights.
Thanks to Cesar Galindo and Aveda for this fascinating experience!
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