By Patricia Ann Parenti
On February 15, 2023 Kevan Hall showed his fall and winter couture collection at the Art Deco, 3 West Club in the Grand Ballroom. The ballroom was the perfect place to showcase all his beautiful eveningwear because this is the kind of place you would wear these grand entrance making gowns to. In my photos I’m showing you the backs and fronts of the gowns to let you see the detailing that is done on the backs of the gowns also. No matter if you’re standing with your back or front against a crowd of people you will be noticed and the center of attention.
When I asked Kevan the inspiration for his collection, he told me “Dame, Shirley Bassey” who was very famous in the 1950s thru the 1970s. He told me he played her music all the time while designing this collection. Many of these gowns are very much inspired by Shirley’s glamourous stage clothes that I remember from the 1970s from watching her perform on TV.
I loved his collection because it was so ladylike and feminine with a throwback to when women dressed like this in the 1950s. He used real fur by Saga Furs (which I also wear) and diamond jewelry by Jeff Daniels Unique Designs for Gem Platinum to make his line of clothing more authentic 1950s looking. His suits are perfect for luncheon engagements with the club and this is exactly how women dressed back then.
The use of gemstone colors is prevalent in his eveningwear in fabrics such as soft crepes and plush velvets. A prismatic effect on many fabrics is using crystalline structured materials that refract light. Gold embellished tweeds are used in suits and a few gowns to give the items a Parisian flair.
He launched his signature Kevan Hall Collection in 2002 with a fashion philosophy that emphasizes pure style, impeccable tailoring, and perfectly draped silhouettes as shown in the gown photos I took. His collection is by special order because it’s Haute Couture and made in Los Angeles, California. It’s not sold off the rack in stores. If you are interested in buying anything you see in my photos than contact Crescala Fashion Develpoment and ask for John Moscatello 917-885-5300 or go and visit his company at 8313 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
The clothes Kevan Hall makes will last you many years, are classic, not trendy, and extremely well made. I wish to thank Very New York PR for inviting me to the show. I got to sit up front, take photos and get a close look at all the rich fabrics that were used.