February 07, 2007 New York
Come fall, they┐ll be clamoring again. The show was presented in a raw loft space way over on the West Side, to tunes spun by the celeb-DJ trio the MisShapes. While maintaining her distinctly American sensibility, Burch flavored things up with a touch of Paris. ┐I was looking at French films and photos from the sixtiesCatherine Deneuve,┐ she said. Again, it┐s not that the inspiration is uniquewhich designer hasn't cited the star of Belle de Jour at some point?it┐s that the execution is so neatly done.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg et al. were evoked in lots of great outerwear, from stylish trenches and peacoats to a slick black patent coat with fur cuffs and a three-quarter coat of striped, sheared mink. Burch┐s hit sequined minidress made another appearance, this time in light blue and silver. She showed her signature jacket in a delectable stiff brown silk, with crystals down the front, over a pair of insanely chic skinny white pants. Classic Tory but isn┐t it always classic Tory?