Live Review: Forbidden Kiss Fashion Show @ The Kress

Real women with real curves graced the runway wearing Shanta Alexander and Gianni Mercedes designs at The Forbidden Kiss Tour Fashion Show last night. The event, thrown by Walk Industries and Parris Harris, was held atop The Kress rooftop in Hollywood. Models consisted of buxom beauties strutting their stuff down the runway sporting skimpy bikinis, short dresses and lingerie fit for women of every shape and size. The event was a breath of fresh air as it wasn’t your typical L.A. Fashion Week event. On this runway, not every model was stick thin. We saw a diverse group of women who were petite, tall, thin and women who embraced their curves and knew how to work it on the catwalk.

All photos by Markus Alexander

Full house @ The Kress rooftop

Notable outfits included the following from the Gianni Mercedes Line:

Gianni Mercedes and Parris Harris

Next on the runway was Forbidden Kiss Lingerie. Notable designs include the following:

Shanta Alexander of Forbidden Kiss Lingerie

Overall, the event was a success and the audience contributed to the fun, party vibe as they cheered and clapped while models made their way down the runway. The fashion show proved that even in Los Angeles, home of plastic surgery, botox and liposuction, there are designers out there who help women of all shapes and sizes embrace themselves, feel sexy and confident about who they are.

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For information about the companies who put the event together, visit:

For more photos of the event, visit our Facebook Fan Page Album: Forbidden Kiss Tour Fashion Show @ Kress

Party People Photos from the event:

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Formerly an editor and writer at Citysearch, The Examiner, LA Youth Newspaper and proofreader at The Los Angeles Daily News, Christy Buena decided to start Disarray Magazine because she missed writing what she wanted. From hiring writers, to contacting publicists and making assignments, Christy is responsible for the editorial strategy of Disarray Magazine.
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6 replies

  1. well if my opinion is worth anything I would say this is the most tasteless fashion experiment I have ever witnessed. Cuddos to the great artist that make these wonderful clothes but some of these ladies need to realize they are not model material. No offense please, but there are standards and the industry should stick to them.


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