December 09, 2008 New York
The boyish sophistication of Coco Chanel was Vera Wang's starting point for pre-fall, but the collection was pure Vera: bejeweled T-shirts, peplum tanks, and weightless, tulle-lined sweaters, paired with stretch pants worn long or cropped halfway between the knee and the ankle. She threw in the occasional poufy skirt, and wide stretch obis accessorized some of the looks. For evening, the silhouette wasn't quite as narrow as for day. A ruby silk cocktail dress was draped and tucked at the neckline and fell loosely to the knee. As always, everything came accented with strass and pearls.
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