The multitude of front rows at the Sunday night Ralph Rucci fashion show at Lincoln Center was one of the more interesting scenes we've ever seen in the fashion world.
Seated up front were grand old school New York ladies including Deeda Blair, model Carmen Dell'Orefice, gossip columnist Cindy Adams, Iris Apfel, Beth De Woody (who recently married Hollywood photographer Firooz Zahedi which makes her bicoastal) and even Martha Stewart who said, "I'm a big fan of Ralph's, always have been."
Also in attendance were the fashion elite: Harper's Bazaar's Glenda Bailey (Rucci's biggest editrix fan), S.F. stylist Tatiana Sorokko, Departures' fashion editor Amanda Ross, Andre Leon Tally in a giant gold Ralph Rucci caftan and celeb stylist Leslie Fremar (who will be feted at a private invite-only dinner Monday night by The Hollywood Reporter), mixed with offbeat hipsters (Miss J. Alexander, and many club-world personalities in wild prints).
And while the scene was utterly eclectic and colorful, the clothes -- cocktail, ultra chic crisp architectural day wear and light, along with very elaborate column and ball gown skirted dresses – were so perfect for a Hollywood red carpet, we're shocked we haven't seen them gracing more award shows yet.
Rucci is a New York craftsman who makes one of a kind looking pieces that are both subtle and eye catching at the same time. The minute the show ended, many in the crowd were hustling out of Lincoln Center to catch one of the last episodes of Breaking Bad, but Fremar – who was No. 1 on THR's most powerful stylists in Hollywood list in 2013 – made a beeline for backstage, with a list in her hand. Some of these spring 2014 delicate beauties -- all in white, black or whisper pink -- might debut about two weeks from now at the Emmys.
Ralph Rucci's spring 2014 presentation below; photo via Getty Images.