Old Romantics: Badgley Mischka's Perfectly Timed Valentine's Day Show

15/02/2012 11:05 | Updated 22 May 2015

WHO: Mark Badgley and James Mischka

Badgley MischkaPhoto: Getty

IN A NUTSHELL: The black and white photo of a snow sprinkled Central Park and Manhattan skyline set the mood for romance, decadence and glamour, and a collection that evoked 1930s opulence. Cue plenty of brocade, lame and silk decorated with crystals and jet beads, and a flourish of fox fur...

BEG, BORROW OR STEAL: The bias cut gowns were divine. In silver, burnished gold and rose, they evoked an old school elegance that would look perfectly at home on the 2012 Oscars red carpet.

F-ROW: Joan Rivers, who rewarded the audience's standing ovation with a little pre-show strut up the catwalk, and Kelly Osbourne. The pair spent the whole show chatting and wildly gesticulating. Despite our best earwigging, we just couldn't hear what they were talking about...

VERDICT: The romance that oozed from the collection was well timed for the Saint Valentine's Day show slot and we just loved the slinky 1930s silhouettes. There is no doubt that these dresses will make it onto the Oscars red carpet - and even Joan might be lost for words when they do.

View more from the Badgley Mischka collection in the gallery below:

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