Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: In an interview regarding his latest Pre Fall collection, Michael Kors happened to mention his excitement about Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming role in the Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams’ 1955 play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. The reference provided a key to the inspiration behind his collection. 1950s-style full skirts, angora sweaters, fur stoles, and boxy jackets were in heavy rotation, and prim accessories, such as cat-eye glasses, pointy-toe pumps, and long leather gloves supported the look. But Kors kept the collection from feeling too referential by peppering in sleek contemporary items. The bonded leather pieces were a particular highlight, their heavy silver zippers and straps lending a bondage-y counterpoint to the more proper looks. Kors brilliantly mixed the seemingly incongruous styles, and the result seemed tailor-made for a modern-day version of Maggie the Cat. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: New Look / Hourglass / Top-heavy / Boxy / Round-shouldered
Color: Black / Chartreuse / Fuchsia / Nude / White / Lipstick red / Mustard
Key Items: Slouchy sweaters / Pencil skirts / Boxy jackets and coats / Bonded leather separates / Cropped pants
Materials: Bonded plongé leather / Bouclé / Cashmere / Angora / Lace / Silk shantung / Taffeta / Mink / Satin
Print + Pattern: Vintage florals
Details + Trim: Metal zippers / Mink collars / Self-belts / Bustier details / Peplums / Piecing / Off-the-shoulder necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Cat-eye glasses / Long leather gloves / Extra-wide belts / Skinny belts / Ladylike bags / Envelope clutches / Pointy-toe pumps / Ankle-strap pumps / High-heeled sandals
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