Frank Tell pumped up his party dresses with sculpted micropleats — which encircled waists and snaked up bodices — and Oreo-sized paillette embellishments, to a decidedly un-spring-y effect, though his socialite customers will likely scoop up his nipped-waist frocks with pleated chiffon overlays.

Frank Tell pumped up his party dresses with sculpted micropleats — which encircled waists and snaked up bodices — and Oreo-sized paillette embellishments, to a decidedly un-spring-y effect, though his socialite customers will likely scoop up his nipped-waist frocks with pleated chiffon overlays.

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