"We always call Resort La Petite Valise," Diane von Furstenberg said prior to showing a flying-down-to-Rio Resort collection full of cheerful prints on sheer draped chiffons, paper leather dresses in neon brights, and pinup-style bathing suits. Hemlines ranged from mini to garden-party length, and almost everything but the cartoonish bow-tied turbans looked like it could be folded and put in a carry-on—or a FedEx box—and be in samba-ready condition upon arrival. In other words, this was DVF in characteristically upbeat mood, recession or no. "I'm always conscious of the economy. My prices are always good," she said, but she added, "No one really needs anything; the point of Resort is to evoke emotion."
Strangely, that entry from Style has very little to say about the clothes except for some basic descriptions and the fact that they're packable and affordable. You'd find more editorializing in a Sears catalogue.
In a way, we can't blame them. We've been staring at these pictures for some time now trying to come up with a blog entry and stalling. It's not that we don't like the clothes. They're okay. Some are more than okay. It all just feels a little "feh." Pretty, but nothing to cause excitement and nothing that really screams "DVF." Maybe it's because there's so little cohesion. Take the big floppy bows off their heads and there'd be no reason to think all these pictures came from the same show.
Don't get us wrong: we like. It's just that it's not all that exciting or interesting.
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