June 15, 2010 New York
Douglas Hannant held his Resort runway show at the Plaza (site of the designer's boutique), and he kept the season's references to something the tanned, air-kissing crowd in attendance could easily digest: Palm Springs in its mid-century heyday. A thin white leather peacoat paired with a black flared trouser and a ruched turquoise jersey cocktail dress were among the sleek, clean designs on offer. Hannant also looked at abstract expressionist works and turned out a pair of sequined gowns—one in a multicolor design that resembled splatter paint, another that had been hand-painted in bold splashes of primary color. Those might have been too much for certain guests but—savvy move—should appeal to a younger clientele.
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