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Norisol Ferrari Spring 2013 Runway Review

If this season's Norisol Ferrari collection proved anything, it’s that age ain’t nothing but a number. Inspired by icons including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Moreno, and Rita Hayworth, modeling legends Carol Alt, Alva Chinn, Carmen Dell’Orefice (now 81!), and Karen Bjornson took to the runway to show off the season’s sexy collection.

Many looks came finished in dramatic Old Hollywood style with structured hats and a number of them – particularly the cocktail dresses, fitted blazers, and pencil skirts – showed off the models’ curves. It was refreshing to see a designer opt to have real women wear her clothes (i.e. not teenagers, which is who most designers have modeling their clothing); it served her well, helping to prove that even women past their 30s can look fantastic in body hugging silhouettes when said garments are kept streamlined and sophisticated – in this case, Ferrari was able to achieve this by keeping embellishments to a minimum and focusing on neutral hues and luxe fabrics.

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