Tadashi Shoji Spring/Summer 2011 Presentation at the Lincoln Center.

One of the first presentations that I had the pleasure of viewing at the Lincoln Center was designer, Tadashi Shoji’s.

For this presentation, the models stood beneath white trees dressed in pale gowns of muted blushes, soft lilacs and golds; crinkled silk chiffon, ruffled organza and lace.

In their presence – a sea of photographers anxious to catch their shot vied for the perfect, front row spot and the designer himself mingled in the crowd excitedly speaking of his work:

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“If you brought a wind blower, the dress would be flowing,” Tadashi Shoji said. “It’s that kind of feeling.Very ethereal. Airy.”

The dresses certainly carried a level of sophistication- inspired by Renaissance frescoes of Piero della Francesca and Botticelli, the collection drew upon the icy cool color palette of Venetian landscape and architecture and payed homage to 15th century elegance and romance.

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Tadashi Shoji S/S 2011 Presentation. Photo Credit: Kristen Colapinto

Tadashi Shoji’s collection consisted of evening dresses elegant and romantic cut from luxurious fabrics true to his historical inspiration.

For More Information On Tadashi Shoji, Please visit www.TadashiCollection.com.