September 11, 2011 New York
In contrast to the unabashed prints, the designs were much more modest. Benz liked the idea of "messing with the Upper East Side lady" ("perhaps the craziest of them all," he said), and hemlines ran below the knee and necklines hovered high up. The best looks, though, had a slouchier feel. In one refreshing pairing, a bright sky blue silk tunic topped a loose pair of heavily beaded Kelly green drawstring pajama pants. Styled with a pair of sneakers made in collaboration with designer Alejandro Ingelmo, it got the gist of rich-woman eccentricity.