June 01, 2011 New York
Nanette Lepore took a trip to the amusement park for Resort, showing a collection she described as a "twist on Americana." Each look was named after a retro dance move, like the confetti-colored suit with a Juke Box jacket and kicky Jivin' skirt. More often than not, the clothes were as cute as their monikers: A pretty, Campari-colored silk dress with mixed pleating was cut on the bias, and flattering, high-waisted palazzo pants had a built-in corset. Sometimes Lepore got a bit carried away with the kitsch—as in a ruffled, off-the-shoulder number with a drop waist—but her fans should be sweet on a pair of novelty shorts with a cherry print, an update to a big seller from a few seasons back.
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