June 01, 2009 New York
"This is our most complete Resort collection ever," said Narciso Rodriguez, as his models strode out in peekaboo-toe flats wearing crisp short-sleeved blouses with cropped pants and wrap jackets topping sculptural skirts. The emphasis, however, was definitely on dresses—"they're what sell the best," the designer shrugged. Relaxed and loose, they were cut from indigo and white printed charmeuse or printed linen, while the more fitted silhouettes were crafted from "engineered silk/viscose knits" in ultraviolet or lilac. A trio of red-carpet numbers were loaded with the kind of Rodriguez signatures—cutouts on the bodice, graphic seaming, body-loving stretch fabrics—that keep the Hollywood A-listers coming back for more.
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