Resort 2012: Ferragamo

Ferragamo Resort 2012

What, you thought Resort was over? Oh, no, not quite yet. The in-between seasons seem to always trickle and last for weeks, and just when you think you’ve seen the last show, another invite comes along.

But yesterday’s Ferragamo extravaganza (and that’s precisely what it was) left no doubt of the importance of the season. Held at the James B. Duke mansion in New York, the show pulled in big name models (Mariacarla! Karolina! Karlie Kloss and her eerie walk!) for a multi-room runway saunter.

If I thought “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” were going to play over the speakers, I could perhaps be forgiven. The setting was 1900s, the clothing 1930s. The paparazzi storm outside--so very now. (Emma Roberts and Scott Speedman were in the house.) The clothes themselves were very pretty: fluid, draped gowns, pale creams and navy—all very much aware they belonged in the opulent setting. (The Fred Leighton jewels went splendidly with the gowns. Oh, sigh.)

The high points were certainly the simple suits, pajamas, and of course the gowns—most of which were nearly backless or at least showing plenty of skin. There was a lot of fringe which wasn’t my cup of tea. But I nearly swooned (and not from the heat) over the mirrored wedges. A little disco to go with your ‘30s? Why not.

Photo: Looks from Ferragamo's Resort 2012 collection