February 04, 2007 New York
What followed was heavy on pleatinghere as elsewhere this week, sometimes seeming to do little but create bulk. Still, the pleats were well applied in a few cases, as in a pretty, belted black-and-green chiffon dress worn by Julia Dunstall. Roomy knit coats and cashmere sweater dresses were cozy and autumnal, while a muskrat tank-shaped vest looked quite sophisticated.
Max and Lubov Azria have a faithful following, and their show attracted a brace of social girls to the front row: Camilla Belle, Tinsley Mortimer, Leigh Lezark, Byrdie Bell, and Olivia Palermo among them. These are young women with lots of photo opportunities. What will they be wearing to next fall┐s movie premieres? Maybe a black sequined lace coat over a navy halter dress with beading detail. And for dinner with an up-and-coming Mexican director? A metallic jacquard shift with cream satin pleated sleeves would fill that role quite nicely.