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PYT’s in Party Dresses for Alice + Olivia

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Stacey Bendet
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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Alice + Olivia designer Stacy Bendet must be doing something right-her Spring/Summer 2012 presentation this Monday had all the hottest young ladies from NY to LA donning their prettiest party dresses to check out the latest from the red-carpet favorite. With Arizona Iced Teas and cupcakes a plenty and music supplied by the It-Djs of the moment Mia Moretti and Caitlin Moe (also featured in this month’s issue of AVENUE) it seemed like the Highline Stages was the place to be that evening.

There were certainly some hits and misses in the front row with Kourtney Kardashian channeling the Sugar Plum Fairy in an over-the-top bouffant and high-neck lace confection. Newly engaged Eva Amurri on the other hand, stunned in slicked back hair and a gorgeous floral maxi from the designer’s collection. Repping the socialite circle were Tinsley Mortimer and Nicky Hilton while Hollywood starlets Michelle Trachetenberg, Sophia Bush and Leann Rimes repped the West Coast. The darling divas nearly overshadowed the adorable presentation led by Bendet, featuring models in frothy dresses frolicking through a gardenscape filled with bird cages and vintage treasures galore. Best part of the evening? A Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf booth chalk full of Frappe’s for all to enjoy.
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