COUTURE DESIGNER JACKIE ROGERS SPRING COLLECTION
FASHION ELITE VIEW NEW COLLECTION
Photos By: Victor Hugo/Patrick McMullan
Couture Designer Jackie Rogers, best-known for her bold designs and fabric selection, presented her Spring 2016 Collection on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at an exclusive event.
Her new collection is an homage to the works of famed artist Salvador Dali, with whom she established a friendship with while she lived in Paris. Jackie who started as a menswear designer at the suggestion of Chanel was inspired by Dali’s works and Rogers uses the artistic motif and iconography in the collection coupled with sumptuous fabrics including gabardine, lamé and silk chiffon to create these unique looks. In addition, the new collection features an expansion of her burlap jackets, which she tailors to the body and creates beautiful structured designs and expands her use of the fabric into ornate dresses that turned the heads of many at the event.
Guests enjoyed a selection of white and red wine by Sufi Wines in a townhouse that was formerly the home to Elizabeth Taylor's and Mike Todd in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Glamorous models, whose hair and makeup were done by Dion Moore and Jose Rosello for Angelo David Salon, debuted 28 looks from her latest collection. Jackie Rogers also had acclaimed contortionist Natasha King perform at the event, adding to the Salvador Dali theme of the night. Notable attendees included: Mario Buatta (Interior Designer), Jean Shafiroff (Philanthropist), Ashlee White (Reality TV Personality), Paul Westlake (Photographer), Jessica Smith (Stylist), Erik Jens (CEO, ABN AMRO International Diamond & Jewelry Group), Christopher Pape (Editor-In-Chief, 25A Magazine), Carmen D’Alessio, Kathy and Gary Andreassen and Hayley Henning (VP, True North Gems).
As Rogers, often referred to as “America’s Coco Chanel,” likes to say, “I don’t believe in fashion, I believe in style,” and this motto is reflected throughout her latest collection, which is made with the timeless elegance that is the signature of the Jackie Rogers brand.
Each Jackie Rogers design makes a statement of sophistication and style with every piece being perfectly tailored to fit the body. When you enter a room, the beauty and craftsmanship of signature a Jackie Rogers design is unmistakable as Rogers uses sewing techniques she perfected while working with Coco Chanel at her Paris studio. Jackie Rogers is conceived, designed and manufactured entirely in New York City in its Midtown showroom and available for purchase in her Southampton, NY and Palm Beach, Florida boutiques as well as at www.jackierogers.com.