Jacques Henri Lartigue’s snapshots of twenties belles lounging on the Riviera convey the languorous nonchalance of bygone days. This spirit inspired Mark Badgley and James Mischka to create a soft collection of flapper dresses, fluid skirts and draped dresses in white, navy and grey– with shots of sweet summer lavenders, poppies, aquas and pastel pinks.
While the collection was perfectly coherent, there was a piece for every taste: a navy cardigan and striped skirt for the executive, perhaps, an embroidered white shirt and voluminous skirt for the art patron, and of course a plethora of lavish evening dresses for socialites and A-listers who love the designer’s elegant luxury. These dresses featured rich sequins on tulle, grecian draping, structured ruffles, blurry flower prints, shiny sequins and rhinestones, and thick floral appliqués. Now we just need a party for each dress.