Joanna Mastroianni Spring 2011

No one serves sex and the city looks like Joanna Mastroianni; perhaps that is why three of her dresses were featured in Sex and the City 2.  For spring 2011 Mastroianni builds on her legacy of creating chic, elegant cocktail dresses and gowns.  Using English potter Clarice Cliff as inspiration, Mastroianni constructs a collection rich in colorful geometric patterns and prints.   Black wool shift dresses with color blocking not only provided a modern twist to a classic shape, but are looks that can be easily transformed from day to evening.  The little black dress is an essential to have in a woman’s closet; the black silk twill décolleté cocktail dress is a perfect choice.  My personal favorite is the asymmetrical black matelassé evening gown with draped giraffe print silk overlay.  Instead of showing on a runway, Mastroianni had an intimate showroom viewing allowing visitors to get personal with the garments.  Seeing the collection up close gave the viewer a greater appreciation of Mastroianni’s superior craftsmanship.  Not only does Mastroianni’s collection present sexy looks for the city, she also offers wearable art.

 Photos courtesy of Cece Feinberg Public Relations