INSPIRATION: Comic books, specifically Dick Tracy
TOP LOOKS: Eye-catching, form-fitting dresses in popping hues of deep red, emerald green and sapphire blue; antique gold double-sided metallic corset dress with three different kinds of gold threads; a lightweight gazar column with reinterpreted newspaper print
ACCESSORIES: Sky-high pumps created by Brian Atwood (who was in attendance snapping away with digital camera) specifically for the collection; her own super-sized chic sunglasses
WHO WAS THERE: A small international group of editors including Vogue's Grace Coddington, Vanity Fair's Michael Roberts, Virginie Mouzat of Le Figaro
WHAT WE THOUGHT: It is rare to have a designer walk a room of full of editors through each piece of their collection during Fashion Week. It is even more unlikely when that person is also a supernova celeb in her own right. But, as she often repeated, Victoria Beckham is working hard to earn her designer stripes and she continued to impress with this collection. Her typical vacuum-sealed, VB jerseys were there, of course, and came in astonishing colours representative of hues taken from the comic Dick Tracy.
Beckham was particularly proud of this season's offering because she learned how to play with drape. Literally. "That gold dress, I pulled (it) up like that in the showroom and thought, 'oh that looks good,'" she told the editors. "It's probably not the most technical way to do it," she mused.
Other standouts were a sleeveless number she called her "black orchid dress" and another sleeveless tan, hand-pinned gazar dress that she said she "lost a lot of sleep over until it was perfect." The updated collection showed the former pop star's dedication to improving and being taken seriously. "I'm my own competition," she said afterwards. "I want to get better with each season." Mission accomplished!
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