Since New York Fashion Week is happening as of this writing, the delay is more serendipitous than anything else. Make the jump to find out what walked down the runway at The Voice-Tribune Best Dressed 2012 Presented by Churchill Downs.
Here we have once again John Wilson (front row, second from right), manager of sales and marketing for Cincinnati-based sponsor Jeff Ruby, now seated up near the runway entrance in his fabulous mix of orange and gingham. Also: How many trends on display in this photo are you able to identify?
Backstage, these two models from local agency Heyman Talent posed in front of the camera before stepping out onto the runway to show off some of the styles that will be making more appearances in Louisville in the near future.
|Before the show on-stage, The Louisville Ballet provided some kinetic performance art in the form of these living statues near the entrances between the runway and the buffet.|
|While the goggles will remain on the slopes of Aspen this winter, nude pumps and white pieces will grace many an occasion, sheer pieces turning up under the neon lights of Louisville’s nightlife.|
|Long-runners lace and animal print mix with big sunglasses and neon-coloured accessories; the front-row guest below left seems to be not liking the view, however. Too “Lady Gaga,” perhaps?|
|Maxi dresses have been with us for the past couple of seasons or so, and they are with us still as this piece reminds us. The jewelry and neutral-coloured purse help bring out the yellow of this lightweight maxi.|
|Don’t think the men were left out of the show. This magnificently styled gentleman taking the catwalk shows off his mix of vertical pinstripes, paisley, and Mexican-influenced design.|
Voice-Tribune Managing Editor Angie Fenton steps out in front of the Best Dressed winners in her besparkled silver mullet dress from local boutique Sunny Daize, but the smile makes the outfit truly shine.
Also: M Wilson makes his final appearance (seated below winner Patti Moore, first from left), while Dr. Meg Livesay (second from right) appears unamused about something, if the expression on her face is anything to go by.
Finally, here are the winners of this year’s Best Dressed, as voted upon by the readers of The Voice-Tribune.
Back row (L-R): Becky and Bill Lamb, Lisa Walker, Dr. Sean Maguire, and Drs. Kenneth and Meg Livesay.
Front row (L-R): Patti Moore (who has inspired me to find fabulous pantsuits from now on for these events; I can wear my boots that way), Winny Wearren, Mimi Janson, Ali Navigar, Hadley Hartz (wearing her awesome colour-shift red sequin dress), Karter Louis (whose entire outfit, from his blazer and zipper shirt to his fabulous red plaid pants, I adore wholeheartedly), and Kim Tobin.
And there you have it! Another Best Dressed has come and gone, with proceeds from the over-650 guests going to the West End School, this year’s chosen charity. What will 2013′s edition bring? Only time will tell.
In the meantime, you can read my mini-review of the event on The Voice-Tribune‘s website, along with those by Miranda Rogers-McDonald of The Chic Sheet and photographer/stylist Dara Michelle.
Photo credits: Cameron Miquelon (title card) + Chris Humphreys/The Voice-Tribune.