February 28, 2002
Last season she was a virgin. Since then, Alberta Ferretti's innocent girl has been allowed out to a couple of gigs, or maybe taken a year off to do some traveling. In any event, her summer of drifty white eyelet is over and she's turned the corner into a tougher kind of teenager. In her wardrobe now is an eclectic mix of Chinese jackets and vests, grunge-influenced plaid, and a lot of tiny smock dressesbut always worn with woolly ribbed tights and flat boots or shoes.
Ferretti's addition of menswear shirt stripes and distressed leather coats give this girl enough to wear when she wants to hang out with the cool gang, but she's still a sweetheart underneath it all. Those signature Empire-line coats and chiffon dresses are still true to her good-girl nature. Daddy, meanwhile, will be relieved to discover that his little girl's idea of great nightlife is still a pajama party.