Juan Carlos Obando
February 06, 2014 New York
Pulling off one of these numbers requires titanium-strength confidence and a killer physique to match. In order to "own the night"—Obando's trademark phrase—you've got to be able to own the dress. That's easy enough for a diva like Kelly Rowland, who sat front-row at the show in a JCO Spring look. (She also wore the designer to an amfAR event the previous evening—that outfit has earned her more than 50,000 likes on Instagram already.) A slew of A-listers including Amy Adams and Julia Roberts have also donned JCO recently.
Real women without red-carpet events to attend, however, are more likely to gravitate toward some of the relaxed, pajama-like separates here. Although several looks could've fared better without excessive styling flourishes such as chiffon veils draped over the shoulders and shaggy fringe boots, Obando ultimately succeeded in communicating his unique vision.