Last night, Saturday July 31st, marked the end July 2010, and the beginning of a new shopping experience for fashion enthusiasts in Denver. Creme de la Couture, a new vintage clothing store owned by Nicole Schapp, celebrated its launch with a luxurious event and fashion show at the JW Marriott’s Second Home in Cherry Creek. Men’s looks provided by Dress for Less Clothiers were peppered in with models flaunting one stunning, black lace Chanel frock, after another puckered lip print Prada skirt. Salon Tres C took credit for polishing off the looks with just the right pinch of modernity. The disc jockey, with the MC Solaar-like voice, weaved the three designer packed acts, casual, evening and day, together with a Pandora type playlist of MGMT flavored tunes bumping in the background. With five giddy girlfriends in tow, we lined the front row and whispered and nudged each other as our favorites whisked by; a certain white skirt suit by Chanel, and a leopard lined blazer by Dolce and Gabanna impressed. With free entry, and a free cocktail and nibbles, Crème de la Couture’s hospitality equally measured its panache for vintage labels. Stop in next week to try on those crocodile leather pants for yourself, and don’t forget to mention Crème de la Couture to all your “label whore” friends who have snubbed vintage in the past. These tags actually contain many couturier heavyweights, unlike the curled up, and bleached out tags in many stores who claim to sell vintage. A dress may just be a dress, but a Dolce is forever. A big thanks to Katielyn Embrick for getting me and my friends RSVP’d! Many stylists had a hand in fashioning the show including Wiliam H. Richardson and Ean for the men’s looks.
Creme de la Couture: 3041 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113 P. 303.781.5577