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Roland’s Opus

British-based fashion designer Roland Mouret and Neiman Marcus brought out Las Vegas’s finest

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Designer Roland Mouret and Neiman Marcus hosted an elegant lunch and benefit for the Nevada Ballet Theatre in the private garden of philanthropist Audra Baldwin’s Southern Highlands estate in Las Vegas on October 15th. 

Eighty-one guests enjoyed lunch catered by DW Bistro, a runway show of Mouret’s spring/summer 2015 collection and an opportunity to shop the collection alongside the designer—all with a beautiful desert backdrop.

“His design aesthetic isn’t like anyone else’s,” gushed Baldwin. “The way his clothing fits the body, there aren’t very many designers who design the way he does.”

Mouret, whose clothes have been worn by Amy Adams, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Garner and Claire Danes, said, “The focus is on a really fitted silhouette but in a more ethereal way.” Some of the key pieces shown included floral print tanks, starched white shorts, kimono dresses in color-blocked pastels and grass-green asymmetrical skirts. 

“This collection is like a bouquet to my customer,” said Mouret. Other bouquets—English Garden Florist’s classic and crisp white hydrangea arrangements—adorned each table.

A fashion show for ballet enthusiasts proved perfectly paired. “They’re both about movement,” Baldwin mused. “I think music, dance, theater, fashion and art naturally complement each other.”

The designer agreed. “Ballet challenges your eye and shows how the female form can evolve,” said Mouret, who’s opening his first freestanding store on New York’s Madison Avenue this month. “I think the balance of an outfit and the balance of a person in ballet is so singular.”

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