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Vera Wang - Resort 2009

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(NEW YORK) Each season Vera Wang uses her imagination to take us along with her on a unique journey in time and space. For Resort 2009 it was off to the 1950s French Riviera with the sun beaming down on the twinkling seas. As such, yellow, blue and stone in a variety of tones created a fanciful palette for a collection inspired by Francois Sagan’s novel, Bonjour Tristesse, which is based on a young French teen’s coming of age. The story line played out with a youthful exuberance and more subdued cuts and in cross references between gendered dress, with distinctly female and male influences informing the collection. Dropped waists and a longer hemline, paired with oversized tanks and camisoles served as an apropos combination. Wang mixed luxe satins and more casual knits for an aesthetic that simultaneously effortless and sophisticated. Boyish influences played out with unique “boyfriend” cardigans, slouchy pants and silk cotton weaves while plaids and florals had a feminine prepster vibe. Organza, tulle and other delicate touches added a certain sweetness to the collection.  Though Wang’s gowns have long been swoon worthy, the expansive assortment of separates had eager editors clawing at the racks in the hopes of getting first dibs.