Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Paris: For fall, Peter Copping found fitting inspiration for Nina Ricci’s unabashedly feminine romantic in the portraiture of artists as far flung as John Singer Sargent, John Currin and Marlene Dumas. Hemlines on gowns flared in dramatic Edwardian fashion, fabrics were both plush and delicate, and necklines fell off the shoulders and folded into flattering collars for maximum face framing. While the classic ladylike details were more along the lines of Sargent’s Gilded Age beauties, haphazard layers, crinkled fabrics, raw-edged fabric scraps and dimensional knits gave all the preciousness a modern tarnish that echoed the subversive portraits of contemporary painters Currin and Dumas.
Color: Burgundy / Plum / Bubblegum pink / Petal pink / Powder blue / Hot pink / Teal
Key Items: Ruffle-neck blouse / Square cami / Dimensional sweater / Circle skirt / Velvet trouser / Boxy skirt suit / Sack dress / Fit-and-flare dress / Mermaid gown / Hourglass blazer / Cardi-coat / Princess coat / Robe coat
Print + Pattern: Painterly calla lillies / Chalky grid
Materials: Georgette / Velvet burnout / Crinkled radzimir / Lace / Leather / Wool bouclé / Salt-and-pepper tweed / Satin brocade / Cotton jersey / Velvet / Crinkled patent leather
Details + Trim: Cargo pockets / Fur / Paillettes / Rhinestones
Accessories + Footwear: Satin lace-up pumps / Sheer tights / Leather opera gloves / Chain-strap clutch / Chain belt / Fur picture hat
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