Designer, Michelle Smith is definitely feeling the Madison Avenue vibe. This Summer, she announced plans to open a store at 900 Madison Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd Street) and her most recent runway collection was said to be inspired by renowned Upper East Sider and art collector, Peggy Guggenheim.
The fashion was a modernized take on the classic uptown look: belted shift dresses, stripped cardigans and Bermuda shorts in a variety of floral patterns. And of course, there were lots of girly dresses accentuated by bold jewelry.
Milly Spring 2011
Who is the customer: The classic Gossip Girl, Blair Waldorf
Why buy: You have sophisticated taste but are still under 50.
What to buy: Poppy print dresses and bold costume jewelry
Bypass: Cropped halter top with short-shorts. It looks great on the runway but couldn’t imagine it being street appropriate.
Overall contribution to fashion:Michelle proves that you can look like an uptown girl without looking like you stepped out of a closet filled with moth balls.