Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2012 Review

Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2012

Photos: Imaxtree

Looks from the Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2012 runway.

SHOW: Costello Tagliapietra (See the full collection.)

HAIR: Nelson Vercher for Rita Hazan Salon

MAKEUP: Lisa Butler and the M.A.C. Pro Team

ACCESSORIES: Strappy colorblocked heels

FRONT ROW: Susan Sarandon, Padma Lakshmi

OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Draped print dresses are what these boys do best.

Every once in a while you wish a designer would shake things up, do something so completely different that tongues would wag. But then, would it still be theirs?

At the Costello Tagliapietra show, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra sent out a collection that was familiar—the silhouettes were reminiscent of their previous collections. But this in itself was comforting. After all, gorgeous, body-skimming dresses, draped just so on the body are what these boys do best. Why change that?

For Fall 2012, the color palette was decidedly autumnal, with browns, reds (oxblood anyone?), and blues creeping over the body in stripes and yes, florals. That print isn't just for spring anymore. The dresses were ruched in the middle, which some of us will appreciate. (Camouflage.) Backless gowns and wrap dresses were just so effortless, you almost felt relaxed this first day of Fashion Week. Almost.