"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.