Saks Fifth Avenue gave its giant shoe department its own Manhattanzip code. Now Mary Katrantzou exalted footwear with a collection usingmen’s brogues, sneakers and elaborate evening pumps as the jumping-offpoint.

Photo prints of the brogues were blown up to woman size orbigger and applied to relatively simple shapes: roomy jackets, jauntyshorts and bubble-shaped bustier dresses.

For the sneakerportion, Katrantzou pushed her techniques to the limit. Scuba dressesand racer-style jackets carried dense layers of photo-realistic printson Neoprene and mesh — up to 28 panels per dress. Then she added 3-Deffects — occasionally printed, occasionally real — including strips ofbonded rubber and Velcro straps.

The evening portion was the mostconvincing, in which Katrantzou interpreted mules Marie Antoinettemight have worn into tiny, teacup-shaped dresses carrying heavy crystalembroideries, and ruffles printed with ruffles. Still, finding womenbold enough to carry off these densely decorated clothes is something ofa Cinderella question.

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