The designer's first accomplishment? That would have to be making an ankle-skimming tweed skirt suit, the first outfit, look girlish. He spliced denim-blue tweeds with printed and embroidered trims, offering a neat segueway into a series of silk scarf-print dresses.
Next up on the country-club-goes-cool agenda was a family of emerald-green looks, including a bishop-sleeved crocheted cutaway jacket (in a good waytrust us). There was a monochrome moment, followed by crisscrossing tights worn with... well, too distracting to say what; and a stiff, polka-dotted peplum top.
If it sounds like a lot, there were plenty of those classic Oscar dresses too: fitted bodices with bell-shaped skirts, made all the more rich through metallic trims and crystal embroideries.
The designer saved his full-length beauties for last. A one-shouldered gown seemed fit for a first lady in need of inaugural garb (calling Michelle...), followed by a few fishtail numbers bound to show up on awards-season red carpets. One beaded teal prom dress could have looked heavy, but the flat, emerald-satin shoes shown with it gave the detailed piece gamine lightness.
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