All things girly at Nanette Lepore's Spring 2011 show. Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images for IMG


DESIGNER: Nanette Lepore

INSPIRATION:
Watching fireworks over the Istanbul Strait

TOP LOOKS:
Long light-pink dress with silver and gold beading in the shape of fireworks; loose shirtdress covered in glittering gold sequins with a fringed bottom and low-slung belt; bright floral '50s-style bikini with high-waist bottoms

ACCESSORIES:
Woven metallic and leather bags and little chain-strap satchels from Nanette Lepore by Tab; lavender and metallic pumps with block heels from Nanette Lepore by Tribeca Design footwear

WHO WAS THERE:
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Kristin Chenoweth, Aida Turturro, Stanely Tucci, Natasha Bedingfield

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
With a live performance and original score by soulful John Forte setting the scene for her Spring 2010 collection, Lepore delivered luxe vacation-wear that seemed perfect attire for late-night dancing on the beach.

She opened her show with a short parade of vintage-style high-waist bikinis and proper one-pieces in neon coral and a vibrant floral pattern, thanks to a collaboration with Manhattan Beachwear.

The rest of the presentation followed that cute, ladylike beat with numerous summer cocktail dresses (many built around a sweet wrap-around "apron skirt" silhouette). Also included were easy empire-waist evening dresses with flowing ruffles and volume, all in a pretty springtime palette of raspberry, tangerine, twig, moss, and watermelon accented by metallics.

And don't forget to check out our Backstage Beauty for the show.

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