Designers are delivering mixed messages for resort. Valentino takes a decidedly sporty slant in his Boutique cruise and Night collections. There are camp shirts with pants and stark, long tank dresses for Night. Boutique focuses on sweater sets and tailored suits with slim skirts or narrow pants. Christian Lacroix sends a short, sexy message with curvy suits, sweet dresses and delicate lace blouses. Sonia Rykiel is captivated by Deauville. Her sexy, tailored suits in stretch fabrics and playful prints reflect the 1940s seaside mood.

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