December 14, 2008 New York
Tory Burch put herself in Peggy Guggenheim's shoes for her latest effort: "an American in Venice in the sixties," as she described it. Lamé jacquard shift dresses in a paisley print were inspired by Murano glass, and a cheeky gondola pattern adorned blouses. An array of basics—sheer linen-cotton knits and graphic-printed cardigans—are the backbone of the collection, but it's the accessories that should be a sure bet in this economy. The designer's embossed stingray sandals and python flats offer a level of detail not typically found at the contemporary price point.
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