Think of this pretty-pretty collection as an early valentine. Remember Bryan Bradley¿s luxe Vassar Girl collection a year ago, with its patrician air and pencil skirts? Well, Bradley says, ¿Now she¿s getting
married." (Hence the dreamy, sack-backed wedding dress that closed the show.)
These are good-looking pieces meant to appeal to the good-looking inhabitants of ZIP codes 10021 and 10012 alike. To win the hearts of the former (a.k.a. Park Avenue girls), there were snug cardigans and an hourglass jacket with fur-muff wrists. The kiss-print dress with a modern leg-of-mutton sleeve and the narrow pants that stretched sexily down over the heel would woo her art-collecting cousin below 23rd Street. As the line was conceived as a continuation of an earlier collection, it didn't stake out much new ground. Not every look was a winner, and we didn't totally lose our heads. But love was definitely in the air.