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Carolina Herrera Resort 2010

Ladylike chic is what one expects from Carolina Herrera, so it was hard to decipher what the designer was trying to say with her abundant use of hardware.

Ladylike chic is what one expects from a Carolina Herrera collection, so it was hard to decipher what the designer was trying to say with her abundant use of hardware. Working a bold palette of hazard orange and gray, Herrera showed body-conscious dresses, lean skirts decorated to the nines with shiny gold beads, grommets and lacing. While the motif delivered a chic gutsiness that stopped well short of tough, it at times felt clunky, as when wide, grommeted suede belts weighed down a blouse-and-jacquard pants combo and an otherwise lovely wool sheath. But then, Herrera is obviously feeling confident: Her array of grand gowns indicated that come November, she expects her clients to have plenty to celebrate.

 

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