June 28, 2012 New York
The Tucker woman was once known largely for print blouses and dresses, but she now wears the pants. Opening her own Soho store in December has allowed designer Gaby Basora a firsthand insight into what customers respond to, and her trousers have been best sellers. There were plenty on display in her new Resort collection, from slouchy skinny ones to more tailored, high-waisted pairs. On top were fifties-style bustiers in floral patterns and loose-fitting pajama shirts with contrasting sleeves. Separates weren't the only options, of course. There was a leopard jumpsuit and a handful of flirty dresses sprinkled throughout. The entire range had a French feeling to it, so it wasn't surprising to hear that Basora, who was out of town during Resort appointments, was traveling through Paris with her three sons. "Resort 2012 is a breeze, a soufflé," she said via e-mail. On one of the baby-doll dresses, there was even a cartoon design of Basora herself, avec cigarette. It was the work of an artist friend, who lives—wait for it—in France.