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Jill Stuart  NY Fashion Week Spring 2011

Fashion Ledge - Jill Stuart
VH1 cameras, E! cameras, MTV cameras, the cast of The City, Kim Kardashian, Brad from the Rachel Zoe project... The front row of the Jill Stuart show was its very own film set for a solid hour before a single model stepped foot in front of the backdrop.

In a reverse from the display of skin and celebrity before the event, most of the looks were all buttoned up, with lace panels on the front of many blouses and ruffs gracing the necklines that even covered the collar bone. And while the work wear and crop leg tuxedo were for more mature customers, it seemed to represent a "back to work" mentality that makes hard work seem desirable. And these serious pieces paired well with more whimsical prints and a playful babydoll dress complete with a gauzy pleated ruff.

The nude, cream, black, and navy colors signaled a desire for safety and austerity, with longer hems becoming more and more a part of the equation. But the fantasy of the graphic prints on billowy pieces brought a wonderful lightness to the designs. And the looks were transforming. All the press and film crews melted away, and the looks broadcast a brand new message to everyone there.

Show Press:
Alison Brod PR
373 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212.230.1800

Written by: Monica Morrison
Photos: Publicist
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