if you had seen this collection without knowing who it was by, is the first thing that popped in your mind be “ysl?” it could be a good thing or a bad thing, considering that this is rachel roy’s fall presentation. roy’s pieces have always been ladylike, but usually more rooted in the fifties than the eighties, as they were this season. i loved the sharp silhouettes, wool beaded bustiers, asymmetrical hem day dresses, and skinny pants. the evening pieces were just as interesting: double layered gowns reminiscent of calvin, long beaded skirts, lace tees, and cutout lbd’s paired with mesh gloves and leather peep toe booties.
anchoring the collection was the pared down palette (nude, grey, black, plus a pale lemon and blue and a single marble-y print). it was as roy said, “an army of elegant women.” yes, it was sexy and powerful, but the hair and makeup didn’t need to be so in your face. the clothes could speak for themselves.
pics from coutorture