Sophie Theallet Spring/Summer 2012

Tiny pleats, soft satin, floaty sheers and slinky silhouettes — Sophie Theallet borrowed heavily from the lingerie world for her spring/summer 2012 collection, shown last week in New York. I'm partial to all of those things ... except satin. Bridesmaids dresses have kind of ruined most traditional satins for me. But everything else needs to join my wardrobe immediately, especially the sheer, pleated plum dress in the third photo above, which I saw on a P.R. girl at the show. She wore it with a nude slip that peeked out at the hem — so romantic, chic and feminine.

Also, how perfect is that white wedding dress? I love its simplicity (no beads or jewels necessary) mixed with sexiness, courtesy of the plunging v-neck. After several years as a wedding magazine editor, you'd think I'd have seen it all, but some bridal gowns still stick out above the rest.

Funny thing about these photos — I arrived late to the show (otherwise I would've had backstage photos too!), so instead of fighting the crowd, I perched at the edge of the photography pit at the end of the runway. Turned out it's a pretty great place to get good images! That's not surprising at all, actually, but I'd always been too intimidated by the burly photographers to rub elbows with them at other shows.

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