"Our collection is a lot younger this season," said
Mark Badgley backstage. "We've added a lot of day looks. Of course,
our day begins at around 5 p.m."
Badgley Mischka's version of sensible, go-anywhere
looks included everything from body-hugging burgundy
leather ensembles, pleated satin skirts,
spaghetti-strap bustier tops, cowl-neck gold sweaters,
shearling jackets and even a couple of monotone
corduroy looks. But publicity-crazed starlets shopping
for their Oscar selections needn't panicthere are
still plenty of sequin-drenched gowns to attract
hordes of paparazzi, and an attention-grabbing tuxedo
with a fitted jacket and flowing trousers.
Badgley Mischka provided some sensible alternatives to
their well-known repertoire of event-tailored dresses,
but their collection would've benefited from a
thoughtful edit and a more defined point of view.