Tims Take

Diane von Furstenberg accepts no excuses.

on Sep 3, 2008
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Kenley struggled with "to layer or not to layer" and opted for the latter, being much truer to who she is as a designer. Using a riotous flora print, she mitigated its impact by the meticulous vertical pleated on the front placket of her simple sheath of a dress. She used four-inch black lace to create a mandarin collar, a waistband, and a hem accent. Frankly, it was gorgeous. And her masterful construction and knowledge of fit betrayed the look's "simplicity." Under someone else's direction, Kenley's look could have been a hot mess. Bravo.