September 12, 2012 New York
Inspired by the porcelain room at Charlottenburg Palace in Berlin, Lepore mixed together several toilelike prints in pumped-up pastel hues on pieces like the best look, a halter-neck dress cut from lightweight organza that had a molded fluidity to it. But that one might go over the head of Lepore's core clientele, who will likelier opt for the more straightforward stuff on offer, including shrunken gingham jackets and of-the-moment striped linen board shorts.
Still, Lepore has never been afraid to reinforce her accessible aesthetic. On a more brazen note, the designer placed Obama-Biden pins on every seat in the house. "That's all we've been talking about backstage, so I had to do something," she said. "Women need to be strong, intelligent, and remember that in addition to clothes, these things are important too."