Thursday, February 18, 2010
Adam Lambert Was Not at Malan Breton's show but Anoop Desai, Constantine, the Countess LuAnn Lessepes, and Mark Indelicato Were
Adam Lambert was a no-show at Malan Breton's fall 2010 collection show yesterday; but there were other two American Idol alums there to fill the void. Constantine (pictured atop, to the left of the M, and near the end of this post) was there to take in Malan's (pictured above center) Indian-inspired collection. Anoop Desai (pictured below center) added to the show's local color, along with a halftime number by the SA Dance Company (pictured around Anoop), by closing it with his upcoming first single, "My Name." Anoop practiced the song twice during dress rehearsal—and sounded great each time—so King Ralphy and I were singing it along with him at the end of the show.
Ralphy (pictured above center) was particularly happy that another reality TV star was in the show, Countess LuAnn Lessepes (pictured above center and near the end of the post), who sported the last look, a pyrite and saffron mylar dress with a silk corsettiere and matching fishtail underlay. Tucked away from the rather orderly if packed backstage so that she could breathe while getting on her make-up, the Countess joked that her dress was the only one she could fit into but loved her body the way it is. Who needs to be a size 0? She looked radiant. Walking the show enabled her to revisit her modeling career. "From Milan to Malan," she smiled.
Ralphy and I managed to snag seats in the row in the middle of the roundabout runway while Francis Legge wandered backstage to take footage for a documentary. We enjoyed Malan's collection, awash in metallic and bold colors, with some prints for the ladies, and formal wear for the gents. I could see Ugly Betty's Mark Indelicato (pictured below in the middle and in the first picture of the post on the far right) in some of the brighter-colored menswear. Maybe that's what he was telling the camera crews eager to talk to him after the show.