nanette lepore fall 2009 ready-to-wear review

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Nanette Lepore
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NEW YORK, February 18, 2009
By Alison Baenen
Shades of raspberry and grape showed up alongside mustard and dark teal in Nanette Lepore’s vibrant and print-heavy palette, and—not to leave anything out—accessories got the leopard treatment, with sequins and paillettes playing supporting roles, too. The clothes themselves were much less memorable than the colors they were rendered in. In fact, the piece that left the most lasting impression was an all-black coat with a fishtail hem (uneven hemlines being a recurring theme). It had a simplicity and, hence, wearability that was lacking in the collection’s more frivolous looks.