February 08, 2003 New York
The first part of her presentation included body-conscious jersey and satin dresses, tops and miniskirts in muted green, mocha, plum and black, and shaped by shirred panels. All these looks, including a pretty green shearling coat embroidered with a deco peacock-feather motif, were flattering and easy on the eyes, if not terribly new.
Miller made a more individual statement with a series of party dresses. The designer demonstrated her eye for balancing glitz with wearability, putting just a few deco touches on her ’20s-esque flapper shifts and dropping down the neckline of a red gown—but not too, too far. And her sparkly bouclé coat was a prime example of Miller at her best: smart enough for day, cool enough for night.