Chado Ralph Rucci Spring 2013 (Getty)A pristine, glossy white backdrop and catwalk set the mood for Chado Ralph Rucci's exquisite spring collection. Paula Abdul, Martha Stewart and Jay Manuel took front row (random, we know).
The models wore their hair in slicked back rolled-under buns while dark liner with a touch of red encircled their eyes. As for the clothes? Ralph Rucci knows how to channel the power of color better than any other New York designer. The only American designer ever invited to show Haute Couture on the Paris runways, Rucci's work is among the most-coveted among the fashion cognoscenti.
For spring, sleek whites were juxtaposed against hot pinks, oranges, and yellows. Billowing structural silhouettes were his canvas for the bold hues and rich textures.
Check out our five favorite looks and see just what earned a standing ovation!
1. Pretty in Pink Feathers
2. Mellow Yellow Beauty
3. Ballgown Drama
4. Skeletal Yellow Tulle Confection
5. Sleeve Madness
(All runway pictures from Getty)