Joseph Altuzarra makes me weak in the knees. He makes seriously beautiful clothing that’s polished, sumptuous, free-spirited, grounded. His clothing takes me places, and his Spring 2013 Ready To Wear Collection is no exception. It takes me to East Africa (a place that lives large in my heart), and to India (a place that looms large in my imagination) and to any business or social event I could ever need to go to, save, perchance, The Academy Awards and, okay, any other black tie event.
These are clothes to wear by day, and well into the evening, exquisitely tailored clothes that hang on the body like armor, like a festive costume, like a glamorous pair of pajamas. Maybe I’m speaking nonsense, with all these contradictory things, but that’s the magic of Altuzarra. It’s so very many things all at once.
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PAULA PURYEAR is a Lawyer, Film & Television writer, HuffPoster and Founder of Revel In It Mag.