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With the likes of Eve, “the Jays” (Mr. and Mrs. Jay, ‘America’s Next Top Model’) and Nigel Barker rubbing shoulders with Amanda Lepore and her style groupies in the front row, guests expected no less than a spectacle at The Blonds’ Fall 2011 presentation. Prefaced by a debauchery-laden video montage, the show was inaugurated by two Chinese dragons winding their way down the catwalk at Milk Studios. The looks that followed did not disappoint. Donning garish glitter-encrusted wig-like headgear, models exhibited the design duo’s characteristic aesthetic of more is more, bearing taut ornate creations that demanded attention. The palette ranged from attention-grabbing black and white pairings, rope-embellished and shimmering reds to pink and purple sparkling silk and blues fading to yellow. The designs effused an enticing Egyptian-infused Asian impression, inciting dreams of escape.