Runway Review: Tracy Reese Fall 2009

The Tracy Reese fall 2009 collection blends romance and understands glamour over rustic undertones, adding a brush stroke of whimsy. ESSENCE.com's fashion and beauty editor, Qianna Smith takes you on a journey through Reese's latest collection.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 12, 2009

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Tracy’s fall 2009 collection was inspired by post-impressionist portraiture,including the works of Vuillard, Van Gogh and Modigliani and their expressive use of color. Nana works the catwalk in this stunning bronze brocade blazer and trouser.

By Qianna Smith

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints look fabulous backstage at the Tracy Reese fall 2009 fashion show.

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Model Nana sports a punch patchwork frock with fur shoulder throw at the Tracy Reese fall 2009 collection show.

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Model Veronica Webb, left, and actress Aisha Tyler were front row and center at the Tracy Reese fall 2009 fashion show.

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Tracy Reese’s fall 2009 collection combines textures, patterns and rich hues on a neutral palette to create an eclectic look.

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Actress Tamara Tunie attends the Tracy Reese fall 2009 fashion show.

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The makeup for fall 2009 at Tracy Reese’s showing was soft and subtle with flushed winter cheeks. The lip color was pale pink with a touch of gloss. Lead makeup artist for the show, Charlotte Willer for Maybelline New York, used a neutral color palette to complement the collection.

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It was an emotional day for designer Tracy Reese, whose mother recently passed away. “I would like to dedicate this show to my greatest fan and most ardent supporter, my Mom, Patricia Reese. Her vibrant spirit lives on in me and in the lives of all she touched.”

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