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In an effort to make reading Racked as much like being in the tents as humanly possible, we'll be liveblogging the shows all week, from the suspense of waiting in line (will the seats be any good?) to the drama of the runway (will anyone stumble?) to the post-show euphoria. This time around: Sexy looks from Brazilian designer Carlos Miele.
Show Location: Bryant Park, The Promande
The skinny: Carlos Miele brings his Brazilian heritage to designs of utterly sexy, and extremely red carpet-friendly looks. Too bad this was a Monday morning 10am show, because it seemed like many guests skipped.
Celebs spotted: Hamish Bowles
The takeaway: The seats lain with issues of Vogue Brasil set the tone, which was to be a vibrant celebration of Brazilian sexiness, but with enough class and taste to make a Vogue photo spread shine. Gowns were flowy and minidresses were as mini as you can go without being a swimsuit, and our seat offered us a perfect view of Carlos backstage, giving final touches to his designs.
10:59am: Still outside, waiting to be seated. A guy just walked in wearing one of the loosely knit Rodarte sweaters. Or a knock-off.
11:12am: Just saw the pink-and-black McQueen for Target scarf. And the Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes. OK, now Hamish Bowles is heading in to the show.
11:29am: Swag is an issue of Vogue Brasil.
11:30am: It's starting! First colors are pink and white—mini-dresses.
11:32am: Make that VERY mini.
11:34am: The music is very Brazilian, with an occasional gym whistle. Now we're seeing snake print.
11:38am: Now lots of black party dresses with a touch of metallic embellishment and fringe.
11:45am: And it's over. Last gowns had marbly, flowy fabric.