By Tina Smithers, Guest Blogger and Fashion Week Correspondent
Nanette Lepore‘s show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week felt more like spring topped off with a cozy cardigan than Fall/Winter 2011. Breezy maxi dresses in soft, silky chiffon-esque fabrics dominated, many of which were paired with a chic chunky cardigan in a similar hue akin to Tracy Reese or cinched with a lush black ribbon a la Monique Lhuillier. Rest assured that Lepore put her own romantic spin on the ethereal styles by incorporating light shades of turquoise, mustard and ivory, as well as a hint of silver metallic and a sprinkle of floral prints. Surprisingly, tweed jackets and a few dark vented styles also made an appearance, with each look anchored by a pair of platform wedges.
Front-row attendees included Gossip Girl‘s Kelly Rutherford (last photo), TV personality Natalie Morales and the HuffPo‘s Arianna Huffington.
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