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New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Barbara Tfank review
New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Barbara Tfank review

NEW YORK -- Los Angeles-based designer Barbara Tfank, whose fans include Michelle Obama and Adele, took her uptown collection downtown for fall-winter 2013, hosting her presentation at a Chelsea art gallery, which was appropriate considering the inspiration. The inspiration:  The rich tones and textures in Matisse’s “Odalisque,” which depicts a woman in Ottoman red trousers, lounging in a room full of vivid textiles. The look:  Glorious opulence. Exquisite, colorful fabrics that Tfank develops herself, and classic shapes. A gold and black silk lame column gown with a rolled collar and deep back that was as pretty coming as going. A shocking pink and black...

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