the moniker “celebrity designer” is tossed around alot these days (see lindsay lohan, jennifer lopez, jessica simpson), but there are a few lines that have shown that their “designers” are truly committed to fashion and making clothes that are not only not gimmicky but wearable. victoria beckham, who has been showing her dress line in new york since september 2008, is one of them. for fall, most of the palette stayed neutral (cream, tan, black, navy), but she did draw on dick tracy and it’s technicolors of red, emerald green, sapphire and turquoise for part of the collection.
her sheaths for day had draped necklines, built in belts or seaming, or like in one fabulous version, a nude metallic draped top attached to a high waist jersey pencil skirt. there were few long dresses, creating a long ribbon belted shirtdress (from the same metallic fabric), a gorgeous one shoulder stretch nude dress, a strapless cobalt goddess gown, and a simple pixel print on another one shoulder grey gown. she had a fabulous section of lbd’s, all cocktail length, including a cap sleeve belted a-line, an asymmetrical zip front, and a gunmetal metallic one shoulder. my favorite pieces, though, were the ones where she explored a bit of volume–a short sleeve tunic with tucked hem and a funnelneck tunic with padded shoulders–that had all the same elegance and sophistication as her more form fitting pieces. it was a stellar collection of dresses that fit every woman and can fit every woman’s many moods.
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