Sophie Theallet RTW Fall 2010 / NYCFW Day-07

Given the French cooing on the soundtrack, it was clear Sophie Theallet had her homeland on the mind before the first frock of her very pretty collection hit the runway. Following that swingy floral silk number, the dresses were wrapped like aprons or draped off the shoulders, sometimes with a little pointelle cardigan tossed over. The lineup, said Theallet several days before the show, was about lost girlhood memories. Namely, “the first time you fell in love with a princess dress,” she said. “I tried to give that feeling to a grown-up woman.” And she did, but not with a lot of flou and frou; instead, her dresses were mostly short, done in tiny florals or soft blue and pink and green, and trimmed in velvet or leather. When she worked with wool, as with a chic drop-waist dress, the fantasy element ceded to a more practical look (and hit a happy retail note). As for the princess dresses, they came at the end: beautiful floor dusters, in florals and polka dots and unexpected flourishes, like a hood. Très belle.

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