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It's one thing to be a designer — it's something else entirely to be a couturier. Any fashion buff will tell you that the level of detail and craftsmanship that goes into a modern couture garment elevates it to the level of art, and you have the chance to meet one such artisan right here on your home turf. American couture designer Norman Ambrose is holding court at Neiman Marcus in Friendship Heights today and tomorrow, showcasing his fall 2012 collection.
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Ambrose got his start sketching clothes at the age of 12, then learned from a master pattern-cutter and a tailor who had worked under Cristobal Balenciaga and Bill Blass — so, yeah, he's got a bit of a pedigree. If his past collections are any indication, the fall collection will be brimming with rich, lush fabrics, gleaming metallics, gala-ready gowns, ultra-chic suiting, and some true statement pieces. Plus, the designer himself is pretty easy on the eyes — how can you resist?
When: Today, April 27, until Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-966-9700.
Photo: Courtesy of Norman Ambrose
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