Summary: Designer Michelle Smith's inspiration for her 'young-luxury' Milly Fall '10 collection was from the Nouvelle Vague films of Jane-Luc Godard. In her mind it was sixties French city chic meets modern sensibility. In mind it was the perfect collection for my 14 year-old daughter…assuming I had one and an unlimited budget. The looks consisted of ultra mini skirts, cropped wool jackets, rosette ruffles and distracting mismatched dayglow bright tights. Would I wear any of this collection? No. I'm too old. But would I appreciate it on a Gossip Girl? You bet.
Color Palette: ivory, ecru, almond, shocking pink, orchid, crimson, gold, navy, black
Fabrics &Textures: silk, silk organza, silk charmeuse, cotton gazar, coton shantung, jersey, cashmere, double-faced wool, wool crepe, boucle, tweed, lamb suede,
Key Looks: ultra short mini;s bright hued Milly for Hue tights; black/crimson link jersey print dress; almond silk/gazar rosette ruffle dress; black couture wool eyelash tweed ruffle collar coat with a shocking pink silk tuileries print ruffle dress; black Rex rabbit luggage lock jacket; black and gold silk medallion jacquard one-shoulder dress
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– Lauren Dimet Waters
Photos: NY Mag