Sophie Theallet’s spring presentation, which tested the limits of that term with capacity issues and an excruciating one-by-one pace, was full of old-world Mexican romance. It was an easy fit for her bohemian girlishness with simple shifts, peasant blouses and skirts and boldly printed sundresses — all charmingly innocent. Many of the dresses had square necklines and full sleeves, a covered-up look that occasionally teased with an open back. As things progressed toward evening, Theallet used traditional Mexican lace — black and white — on tiered gowns or to veil light underpinnings, a look that often reads cheap, but here was just pretty.

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