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Dance Recital

NEW YORK — It’s time for a little soft-shoe routine — or perhaps a grand jeté. That’s particularly true at Chloé, where Phoebe Philo has put together a few ballet-inspired numbers for pre-fall, such as bustier tops,...

NEW YORK — It’s time for a little soft-shoe routine — or perhaps a grand jeté. That’s particularly true at Chloé, where Phoebe Philo has put together a few ballet-inspired numbers for pre-fall, such as bustier tops, full skirts and easy sweaters. Here, her cashmere wrap, silk jersey tank and rayon satin ballerina skirt. And while this is a big season for Europe, some Americans feel that it comes just a bit too close to the fall collections. For more pre-fall fashion and designers’ views of the season, see pages 4 and 5.