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Vivienne Tam  NY Fashion Week Fall 2007

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2007

Vivienne Tam's Fall 2007 collection paid tribute to one of her all time favorite designers, Paul Poiret, with whom she shares a passion for delicate details, striking color coordinations and various elements. She evoked ruffled bibs and geometric shapes “slashed” to expose flashes of the under layering.

Poirets' influence could be seen (if you looked closely) in flat chemises and narrow column shaped dresses conjuring a sense of whimsical escapism in jeweled tones of smoked blues, grays and plums. Studded shoes and belts added a strong, modern edge to timeless fabrics such as chiffon, wool jersey, charmeuse and jacquard. The color palette also included natural hues of beige, bone and cream.

Vivienne Tam's signature details such as ribbon embroideries, beadings, cut-outs or "slashed," as well as other surface treatments combined with Poiret's classic shapes transform history to a modern day aesthetic.

Show favorites included: a black wool melton cheongsam with slash technique treatment, a grey wool jersey pintuck tie neck dress and a plain black turtleneck dress.

For more info:
12 West 57th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.246.1222
FAX: 212.265.5379

Written by: Natalie Dolce
Photos: C. Yohance DeLoatch
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