September 10, 2010 New York
Beyond the flounces, there was a scattering of structured looks. A nipped-in silk tuxedo and a navy cape with exaggerated shoulders did look sleek and modern—but also, unfortunately, out of place. Stuart kept pace with the trends by lowering hemlines and sticking with neutrals (champagne, blush, ivory, and ebony). That unvarying color palette was what ultimately bonded together this rather sprawling collection. It was tried-and-true Stuart, and that is, after all, what keeps front-row flashbulb magnets like Kim Kardashian and Jessica Szohr coming back for more.