Resort's latest incarnation—as a new two-week-long fashion week, essentially—reached its apex at Stella McCartney's happening at Gavin Brown's Enterprise last night. First, there were the A-listers—Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, and Kate Hudson, included. Then, there were the margaritas and the passed hors d'oeuvres, not to mention the quartet doing four-part harmony that had the models dancing along. And finally, amid the crush of editors and retailers, there was the designer herself, having flown in from London for the occasion.
Resort is an optimistic, hopeful season for McCartney. "I love early spring; everything's alive again and growing," she said. "I think the clothes reflect that." Micro-shifts came splashed with lush botanical prints, and, save for some of her signature Savile Row-sharp suits, the collection was all about bare legs. Think lace shorts, A-line dresses, tulip-shaped skirts. If you were smart, you chatted up Paltrow to find out how she's come by her very toned, very well-publicized gams.