Inside her intimate design studio atop the garment district last week, New York's fashion and social elite gathered to preview the Fall 2011 Joanna Mastroianni collection. As the NYFW was settling down for the season I made it a point to reschedule my calendar for Joanna's show and was I...

Inspired by her garden and acknowledging her thanks to Mother Nature, Joanna Mastroianni's Spring/Summer 2013 collection blossomed as models walked her pieces down the runway on September 10 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The collection was alive with apple blossom, marigold, garden...

One of the oldest non-celebrity style icons, Zelda Kaplan passed away on Wednesday during Joanna Mastroianni's fashion show held at Lincoln Center. The woman was invited to sit in the front row but as soon as the show started she collapsed and security guards carried her out. Kaplan was...

Joanna Mastroianni released the following statement: "... For the last 40 years, Zelda Kaplan has been a staple in the New York social scene. She is best known for her sense of style and her incredible joie d'vivre. She was also known for her generosity and the many charities she worked...

The death of 95-year-old style icon Zelda Kaplan during Joanna Mastroianni's runway show this fashion week was a shock to everyone — especially Mastroianni herself. The designer says she wasn't even told that Kaplan had fainted until after she packed everything up to go home. In an interview...

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Inspired by her own garden, Joanna Mastroianni used this runway as an opportunity to thank Mother Nature. Beautiful floral prints, mixed with black panels, patches, and sheers strutted down the catwalk. It was lust at first sight. When we saw the leather mesh-like over coats, and billowing...

While neon pink, cadmium yellow and bright green consistently showed up throughout the collection, the viewer never knew what to expect. Would the design be a two-piece suit where both pieces were covered with a bold floral print? Maybe it would it be a shift dress with an overlay of...

Joanna Mastroianni's customer is not a woman who takes no for an answer and demands attention. The sexiness factor might balance on the edge of taste if not worn well, bringing to mind successful trophy wives and clever mistresses. If you have the attitude to flaunt it, these are the...

Designer Joanna Mastroianni was inspired by the 1968 cult movie Barbarella for her fall 2013 collection. Mdivani Monroe and I had the privilege of interviewing Joanna at her studio yesterday to talk about her design process for this season. She started with metallic fabrics as a nod to the...

 

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