NEW YORK -- Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones and Camilla Alves were a few of the lovelies who came out for Tory Burch's show Tuesday morning, a serene affair for which the runway had been painted to look like a swimming pool and a least two models were given baskets of fresh flowers to carry.
The inspiration: The French Riviera in the late 1960s, specifically Romy Schneider's character in the 1969 French-Italian film "La Piscine."
The look: Ladylike ease.
Key pieces: White belted mini-dress with botanical garden border print on skirt; grass-green-and-white dress with garden-maze motif at hem; black-and-white block print nylon anorak over matching print dress; white lattice leather or jewel-embroidered tunic dresses with '60s charm; elegant lace print silk dupioni column skirt worn with a printed jersey T-shirt for high-low ease; lady suit comprised of a boxy white lattice lace jacket and lattice lace A-line miniskirt; white leather basket-weave bucket bags; wildflower print leather belt bags; jeweled sandals.
The verdict: Sweet, polished and elevated. Less boho and more sophisticated and grownup than Burch's past few spring collections. A breath of fresh air with lots for all ages to wear to the office, a Saturday excursion to the farmers market, a garden club luncheon or an elegant poolside dinner.