Long considered the godfather of LA's fashion community,
Richard Tyler's sensual eveningwear is recognized internationally as the red
carpet uniform and single-handedly benchmarks design prowess on the West Coast.
At Thursday's runway show, a ravenous media pit gobbled up
front row celebrity fodder like Rita Wilson, Sheryl Crow, E!'s Giuliana with
date Jerry O Connell, and stylists Philip Block and Adrianne Phillips
Opening with Tyler, a collection of men's and women's luxurious separates
with youthful styling, the designer's expert tailoring shone thru with
bibfront cargo pants,dressmaker ribbondetailsand diaphanous
handkerchief hems. Richard Tyler Couture delivered featherweight suiting and
dresses, showcasing a masterful control of silk organza and gorgeous beaded
edges - precisely the couture touches that his loyal customers expect.
Exquisite, fragile gowns followed in a kicked up palette of sultry sherbets,
quite literally the stuff of runway legend. A parade of Rossetti-inspired
goddesses introduced the bridal collection to an audience perhaps too
start-struck to notice matching tassel zipper pulls or nude gauze linings
that gave each gown its seamless shape.
The grand finale - a bridal
couple in classic tuxedo and white organza maternity gown - effortlessly
cemented his Hollywood legacy and created a true LA moment.