Vera Wang recently told WWD that she considers herself “the grandmother” of the Asian invasion that’s going on in the world of fashion. But her designs are anything but grandmotherly. Wang has been in the business for 20 years now and of course is most famous for her wedding gowns. But her Spring 2011 RTW collection combines edginess, femininity, lean lines, and muted colors to create a covet-worthy group of pieces that make everyone from Anna Wintour (who, along with Serena Williams had a prime spot at the show) to your next-door neighbor swoon with appreciation. Here are four favorites from the collection, and it was not easy task to narrow it down!
A gray, strapless bandage top adorned with a silk flourish on one side went atop a pair of slim, knee-length cuffed black shorts with flattering gray piping down the sides. Paired with black platform boots and no jewelry, the look was lean, defined, and drop-dead gorgeous.
Another great look was a sheer, white long-sleeved blouse featuring a slim black collar, paired with ruched, high-waisted gray silk shorts. It’s very feminine without being frou-frou, and that’s rare when ruching is involved!
Wang’s sleeveless black floral print sheath dress comes to a finish in a narrow pencil skirt. Paired with heels, it would wow everyone in a boardroom. Paired with black platform boots, it would have every man within sight doing a serious double-take!
A black, sleeveless top with generous lapels over a slim pencil skirt lets you own any room you enter. Jewelry? Not necessary. This outfit does it all on its own.
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