February 08, 2004
Jill Stuart seems to have found a show format she's comfortable with and she
stuck with it for fall, openingas she did last seasonwith a
well-tailored coat and closing with a bias-cut gown. Spring's emphasis on lingerie
gave way to a lot of tweed, as well as a series of riding-style
lookstight jackets with a Victorian-Russian flavor, worn with cigarette-slim pants.
Among the designer's signature vintage-inspired looks were a multitude of pretty
dresses, like a tiered, silver lace piece worn by Luca Gadjus and several
delicate chiffon dresses beaded in a simple starburst pattern.