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BRAVO BASTIAN!!

400;">Former Bergdorf Goodman400;"> men's fashion director, Michael Bastian400;"> presented his Spring/Summer RTW 2016400;"> collection with the theme of Bel-Air400;">. Bel-Air itself conjures up visions of ultra-wealthy, ultra-swank exclusivity from old Hollywood. Bastian, a New Englander, made sure we knew that he was 400;">not400;"> talking about current celebrities, the behind-the-scenes power brokers from days of yore. 400;">Specifically 400;">not talking about 400;">new400;"> Hollywoods, or even LA400;"> itself, Bastian said, "In L.A.,you can't leave your house without getting shot."

400;">With an ivy-covered mansion exterior, replete with a chandelier visible through a window (400;">and400;"> with signs that read, "This property is protected by video surveillance," with security cameras focused on the audience) Bastian indulged

the crowd with completely reimagined sportswear in gloriously luxurious fabrics. From Cashmere cardigans and Donegal tweeds, to windowpane (a major trend across the industry) suits and paisley pajama shirts, he raised the bar a few notches higher by presenting a banana leaf camo print (400;">clearly400;"> a nod to the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel400;">), and an enticingly snug polo shirt with stitching that made it look like crocodile hide.

400;">Denim cut-offs in white and blue casualized some of the looks, but overall, Bastian, who 400;">also400;"> presented a few womenswear looks (yes, we can see 400;">plenty 400;">more of that in his future), produced a collection that was absolutely gorgeous, classic without being stuffy, and beautifully tailored for the man who is definitely 400;">not400;"> afraid of making a statement. Bravo!

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