Spring 2013 Fashion Week in New York City - Behind the Scenes with Chado Ralph Rucci

Fashion weeks in four countries just wrapping up with a bang. Designers showing Spring 2013 collections in Paris, New York, London, and Milan.

As a cable news producer, I don't get a lot of experience in the world of fashion. That changed this year, when I had an only-in-New York moment . I got to see a fashion show in the #NYFW events at Lincoln Center in New York City. It was the Chado Ralph Rucci show, and it was quite a spectacle.

Ralph Rucci has been designing for more than 30 years. All Rucci's clothes are designed, developed and made in New York City, and he's been called an American couturier.

The collection was heavy on new and innovative materials in crowd pleasing combinations. The designer featured bright colors including neon pink, orange and yellow. Among the celebrities in attendance were Paula Abdul, Martha Stewart, and octogenarian supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice.

Socialite Tatiana Sorokko helps to run the Serge Sorokko art gallery in San Francisco where Rucci will be showing his paintings later this year. Sorokko, a model and Rucci muse in her own right, was also at the show. She called it "one of the best collections of the season. He is true to his fashion vocabulary of extreme luxury and elegance."

Just a great chance to see a little New York City magic "behind the scenes."

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.