Saturday, December 15, 2007

Prada: Retro Asian

This Prada resort dress has a retro Asian sensibility: the poodle skirt is reminiscent of the conservative, repressed Fifties, and the floral pattern and heavy fabric are reminiscent of Japanese screen-murals. Somehow, these disparate influences yield a surprisingly stunning result: quiet ladylike richness. The combination of the light yellow, chestnut brown, and bluish-lavender also work wonders for this substantial piece. $4,220 at Bergdorf Goodman.

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