When I first received the invite, I was beyond myself with joy. A couture show? A YolanCris couture show in the Prince George ballroom with front-row seats? Yes, my fairytale dreams had come true.
Once the day finally arrived, I showed up 30 minutes early to wait in line for my seat at the Prince George ballroom which is located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district. After proudly presenting my ticket, they gently informed me that I would have to stand in the back behind the experienced editors, socialites and celebrities. It was of no matter to me. All I cared about was the fact that I was there, going to see the show, and I was simply enthralled by the beauty and décor of the ballroom. Intricate carvings reminded me of Neo-Renaissance palaces and dark green hues mixed with golden flairs left me snapping endless photos of my surroundings.
Just before the show was about to start, an important looking guy with a headpiece and seating chart motioned for me to come over. “It looks like the woman who was supposed to sit in front of you won’t be able to make it. Would you like her seat?” “Of course!” I said, trying to suppress squeals of joy.
As I took my seat in the front, a classical beat began reverberating throughout the room and I turned to see the first look gliding down the golden runway. It was a midi wedding dress of crinoline, gold lace and embroidered gold scallops. After that first showstopper came a flurry of heady couture in a vast array of styles. There was a masterpiece for everyone – the heroines, dreamers, warriors and romantics. One after the next, they came out enthroned in lace and tulle and shimmery splendor.
My favorite look was a mermaid dress layered with ethereal feathers and silver embroidery. As she whooshed past me, I just wished I could follow her on the dreamy path of couture.
The whole show was just 15 minutes long but it was packed with the finest works by the designers Yolanda and Cristina (Hence the name YolanCris). They came out after the last model left to thunderous applause.
All in all, I’d say it wasn’t a bad start to my career in couture – it was absolutely fabulous! I hope to bring you along to many more haute couture events!