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Glamour and Style at Winter Antiques Show's Young Collectors Night

By Patrick Michael Hughes | January 30, 2012 6:54am

UPPER EAST SIDE — Street Chic took a break from the pavement recently to catch the Young Collectors Night at the 58th Annual Winter Antiques show.

The show, held at the Park Avenue Armory on East 67th Street, is a sale by distinguished dealers of antiques and art to benefit the East Side House Settlement in the South Bronx.

Among the fashionable trends Street Chic spotted were sequined shine, glitzy embellishments, crafted jewelry and multuple hues of winter white. There was also a lot of deep marine-toned dresses, one of the best of which came from Elie Tahari, one of the major sponsors of the event.

The party also highlighted the trends of tailored looks for men along with coat dresses, slim pinstripe pantsuits and big bangles and beaded clutches for women.

Although most dress fashions were knee length, there were a few floor length looks by prominent New York designers- Zang Toi, Rachel Zoe and Nicole Miller.

Other widely seen trends of the evening were textured stockings, some with pin-point dots and others with lace looks, and the return of sheer hoisery (it was a big fashion misstep to have bare legs). Hats, ranged from whimsical vintage velvet to a mod-style patent leather cap. 

Meanswear moved beyond business formal and Euro-hipster to include an array of natty textures from brushed wools, rich herringbone tweeds and bold plaid looks.