style.com: Jenni Kayne Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear
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NEW YORK, February 11, 2009
By Alison Baenen
Jenni Kayne’s goal for Fall was to go back to basics—not a far reach for a designer who’s known for easy to pull on (and pull off) day-to-night separates. Standouts included a floor-skimming black dress with a lace overlay. That sounds stuffy, but the slim silhouette and the lace’s geometrical design were anything but. Coats and blazers with fur- and bead-embellished sleeves (not both at once, thankfully) won’t be to most girls’ tastes, but there was plenty in the collection that felt young and fresh but never overly trendy. Kayne also launched shoes for the first time this season—worth a look for their below-$500 price range and sharp design. Oh, and for those of you wondering about the Kayne family Upper East Side residence where the presentation was held, let’s just say: marble entryway, parquet floors, and Park Avenue views.