June 06, 2013 New York
What has helped Copping revitalize the ultra-feminine, ultra-French codes of this house is his British irreverence. Citing exasperation with Europe's endless winter, he made sure colors popped: chartreuse met shocking pink, and he tossed an aqua linen coat over a mauve dress. Note also the electric-hued patent-leather pumps. Beyond irreverence, Copping is also exceedingly handy with an evening dress. A crisscross halter style in black with lace insets at the ribs quite literally caused our seatmate to catch her breath. In our book, the strapless stretch radzimir gown with rosettes at the hem that closed the show was the winner.