Rachel Roy RTW Fall 2010

The opulent mystique of Egypt in the Twenties inspired Rachel Roy this season and could be seen in the use of antique gold and textural treatments.



The opulent mystique of Egypt in the Twenties inspired Rachel Roy this season and could be seen in the use of antique gold and textural treatments. A crocheted dress and jacket had a metallic varnish that suggested chain mail, and a long and lean strapless gown was done in a graphic jacquard. Not everything gelled. Two frumpy tea-party dresses seemed particularly out of place among Roy’s otherwise elegant, sophisticated clothes, such as a deep purple coat and a simple black dress with subtle power in its shoulder and sleeve. In fact, the collection’s best moments came when the decorative effects — the tricky lace panels and British colonial references — were stripped away.

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