In this unabashedly glamorous collection, shown in the British Museum’s dramatic atrium, Alice Temperley channeled what she called the “high-octane glamour of Grace Kelly and the sex appeal of Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘Scarface.’ ” To be sure, her lineup of languid gowns could seamlessly take a starlet from poolside lounging to cocktail hour. Column dresses — in dusty pink or navy florals — were knotted at the shoulders and draped over the body, while a negligee-style gown was inset with panels of French lace. And while plenty of the designs exemplified the pretty femininity that’s become the designer’s calling card, Temperley trotted out tougher fare, too, including a strong-shouldered, tuxedo-style wrap dress and a slick white smoking jacket.

In this unabashedly glamorous collection, shown in the British Museum’s dramatic atrium, Alice Temperley channeled what she called the “high-octane glamour of Grace Kelly and the sex appeal of Michelle Pfeiffer in ‘Scarface.’ ” To be sure, her lineup of languid gowns could seamlessly take a starlet from poolside lounging to cocktail hour. Column dresses — in dusty pink or navy florals — were knotted at the shoulders and draped over the body, while a negligee-style gown was inset with panels of French lace. And while plenty of the designs exemplified the pretty femininity that’s become the designer’s calling card, Temperley trotted out tougher fare, too, including a strong-shouldered, tuxedo-style wrap dress and a slick white smoking jacket.

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