February 03, 2007 New York
Rose also tapped into the inevitable Poiret revival that will accompany this spring┐s Costume Institute exhibition. There was a touch of the twenties in elongated tanks and tees paired with drop-waist full skirts, as well as in unstructured chemises in polka-dot gauze and panne velvet. The French master┐s signature bright colors were here, too. Rose said that she borrowed the marigolds, crimsons, and rococo blues from old, colorized black-and-white movies. Whatever the reference, they were a welcome jolt after last fall┐s more muted palette.