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Coming Around Again at Jill Stuart

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Jill Stuart's show at the New York Public Library was very reminiscent of something. What's that, you ask? Oh, that would be Marc Jacobs (which is nothing new for the designer) and Balmain. Shoulders and military styles on the Decarnin front, 80s dresses via Jacobs. We used to have a running joke way back when I worked at Jane about Jill Stuart's rampant Marc-ness. I just kinda wish she would stick to making those pretty party dresses that she's always had in her collection instead of belatedly jumping on someone else's directional designs. There was also some majorly unwearable shortness in the skirts and dresses. The poor models were pulling them down as they walked in hopes of keeping their lady parts private. All that said there were definitely some pieces that girls are gonna love, especially in black and white. And probably the hot pinks and blues too. Programming note: we'll all be seeing this show on Bravo come Housewives of NY's new season. Kelly Bensimon was on hand (with crew) in all her crazy glory.

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