Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show at Lincoln Center Yesterday

I enjoyed attending Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2012 RTW yesterday at Lincoln Center in NYC.  The collection was classic Herrera with delicate fabrics and feminine, flowing lines.  Spring greens and yellows had a big presence this year.  In fact, canary yellow was used in nine designs and eye popping jade and grass green were both seen in a handful of the creations that glided down the runway.  The pre-show excitement and buzz were apparent even before Renee Zellweger made her way into her seat on the front row.  Front row seating was lined with legends Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington and Hamish Bowles.  Graydon Carter was right there with them.  Rapper Nicki Minaj made quite an entrance looking like the Chiquita Banana lady and was seated where else, but next to the always elegant Anna Wintour.  It was quite the fashion dichotomy!

Here were some of were my favorites:

 Here are some of the photos I took as I made my way to my seat. 
Carolina Herrera, Jr.
Anna Wintour…
Grace Coddington
Sorry…a very blurry picture of Grace and Hamish.
Graydon Carter
Fashion Photographers
A show attendee
 If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be Renee Zellweger, this should give you an idea.  She’s the one seated below all of the photographers.  They give her little breathing room! 
A legend in fashion photography, Bill Cunningham
Here are some better photos than mine of the fronts of Renee and Nicky that I thought you would enjoy from Getty Images:
Olivia Munn in the front row, at right
There were many more photos I could share of fabulous faces in the audience- if only I had more time!  Photos copyright Melissa Hawks

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