June 02, 2009 New York
In good times or bad, glamour sells, and Carolina Herrera is a designer intimately familiar with that concept. Name-checking Man Ray in her program notes, she kept her Resort silhouette long and lean, with an accent on belted waists. In the narrow confines of her showroom, her models looked like visiting sylphs from some idealized version of the 1930's. Sheaths came in shocking orange or subdued pearl gray, and each of them fit like a glove. Skirtsuits with cropped and snug jackets and elongated pencil skirts were her other suggestion for day, but here she strayed too far into period territory. Not so with her evening gowns, which will be making the rounds on the party circuit come the holidays. A vibrant orange chiffon number with a draped, asymmetrical neckline will be especially popular with the ladies.
See all Timeline