Mane Street – Dennis Blasso

February 15, 2011 | By Bridget Burns | Entertainment

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NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15:  A model walks the runway at the Dennis Basso Fall 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 15, 2011 in New York City.

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Back in the uber Politically Correct 1990s when the first thought “fur” elicited was red paint being dumped all over upper east side ladies who lunch, Dennis Basso was getting established in the fashion world as the go-to-guy for luxury pelts.  Today at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, there was no shame flipping a fox stole over ones shoulder, or in marching through the aisles wearing a chinchilla vest.  Those ladies who lunch took a break from their day and there was sea of polished blond guests of all ages, cloaked in fur to watch Bassos show at Lincoln center.  Amongst them were June Ambrose, Star Jones and Kelly Rutherford, who was luminous in a pink chiffon dress.  Bassos looks were a little bit shaggier and less structured than in collections past.   The palette ranged from rich brown to shades of taupe and deep into the blackest black.  Cable Knits, cowl necks, folksie crochet, plunging necks and trapeze silhouettes worked together to present a sexy, cozy, confident and (wealthy) urban woman.   The last piece of the show bared major back, trailed the floor and skimmed every inch of the prowling model who wore it.  Yes, fur isn’t just for keeping warm.  See more from the show here.

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for IMG

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