Nathalie Lété's Princess Dress. Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

Anthropologie boosts its crafty credibility with an upcoming exclusive clothing line designed by French artist Nathalie Lété.

Her small, limited-edition collection of four dresses and one skirt will land in June. The boho-chic looks burst with prints made from Lété's colorful, hand-painted prototypes.

Although the line is dubbed Nathalie Lété Paris, the designs don't lean on postcard images. Instead, Lété dreamed up bold yet feminine motifs with birds, ribbons, flowers, butterflies and even an octopus.

Her style is fluid and slightly childlike, with vivid shades of cornflower blue, violet, bright green and crimson.

It's also whimsically detailed -- look for small fillips like a ladybug near one dress strap. A couple of dresses have a trompe l'oeil effect, with swags or waistbands of painted ribbons.

Sara Goodstein, Anthropologie's public relations director, told StyleList, "Nathalie is one of our favorite artists. It's exciting to be working together in innovative new ways and creating experiences and apparel that we know our customer will love."

Lété has worked with Anthropologie since 2008, when she installed a gallery exhibit at the Rockefeller Center store. She went on to design housewares, including some marine-life tumblers featured in the April catalog.

All of the clothing will be in cotton, starting at $118 for the skirt and topping out at $248. It will be sold on the Anthropologie Web site and in the chain's New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Boston and Washington, DC branches.

To celebrate this debut, Lété will literally fill a shop window with her artwork. On Tuesday, April 27 she'll step into the front window of Anthropologie's 85 Fifth Avenue location in New York and start painting.

She plans to channel "a small girl in the middle of a garden." Watch her paint and then check out Anthropologie's latest retail location.