NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. Jill Stuart’s Softer French Military

February 4, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08








Summary: Joan of Arc lives, at least in Jill Stuart’s collection. OK, maybe it was more French military meets school girl, but the mostly shades of blue, black and grey color palette was generally stunning. Ensembles ranged from a navy wool military jacket with stunning back seaming and details to a cropped leather jacket with a blue velvet balloon skirt to a sexy deep V black sequined sleeveless flowing dress.

Celebrity sightings included Tyra Banks, Hilary Swank, Vanessa Carlton and socialite
Olivia Palermo

Color Palette: ivory, navy, green, grey, charcoal, silver, gold, black, 

Textures & Details: fur, velvet, wool, wool boucle, silk, tafetta, matelassé, jersey, leather, knit, color-blocking, foil, sparkles, peacock pattern, stripping, full skirts, balloon three-quarter sleeves, high-waist pants, military jackets, wool trenches, wide leather belts, and floppy gauntlet gloves, short stripped gloves 

Key Looks: military style top with two rows of front buttons with a striped sheer above-the-knee skirt; navy strapless sweetheart dress; black wool A-line dress with capped sleeves, silvery striped flowing dress topped with a grey fur stole.

Photos: New York Magazine

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