Always ready to embrace new technology, Norma Kamali nixed the live-model lineup for an eight-minute 3-D video show, replete with cat-eye glasses to watch it inserted in the show notes. Meeting neon animation artist Jack Feldstein and watching Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” inspired her to do it. “A lot of fashion films are so esoteric, but I tried to be more descriptive and make it fun,” Kamali said at the presentation. “I miss girls smiling during fashion week.” The video was playful, as were the clothes, with a handful of models set against a white background and frolicking about in the various outfits. The collection was one of her most lighthearted efforts in quite some time. Citing Dance Hall Girl as her theme, highlights included dresses in orange and blue with tiers of fringe, and a striped top teamed with a ruffled polka-dot skirt with cascading train. Swirling neon-lit wires were stitched onto black bodysuits and swimsuits to enhance the whole 3-D experience, which Kamali is taking a step further with her new 3-D shopping pages, launching today at NormaKamali3d.com.

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