Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’11. Jill Stuart Draws On The Past For Today

September 11, 2010 • New York Fashion Week Spring '11

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Summary:  Drawing on shapes from the past, Jill Stuart created beautiful pieces for today. Her Spring 2011 collection included everything from early 50s I Love Lucy dresses, to 60s Laura Petrie slim satin pants and blouses. Then she moved into the 70s, with long mini-pleated dresses with boots. Some of the longer suede shorts were reminiscent of the 80s, but not necessarily in a good way with their dowdy fit, but the perfect cuts on some of the longer slim dresses and the closing cream chiffon dresses with black ribbons and belts were simply beautiful. The collection was diverse, crisp, sophisticated, ladylike and overall stunning.

Color Palette: Cream, black, white, navy, gold, silver, camel, grey

Fabrics and Textures: Silk, chiffon, twill, suede, cotton, linen, sheer silk knit, pleats, silhouette prints, ribbons, bows, lace, ruffles, embroidery

Key Pieces: White silk long sleeve dress with black silhouette print and black boarders; Black and white stripe sheer full belted dress with ruffle collar; White sheer chiffon blouse with full silk satin short and black belt; White halter neck dress with shadow striped chiffon and pleats with black ribbon tie belt.

— Carol Calacci

Photos: MYMag

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