The Carmen Marc Valvo girl has grown up, gotten a bit laid back and still looks younger than ever. In a collection that relies on lovely clothes rather than glitz, Valvo showed cotton pique sundresses, tap shorts with T-shirts and rompers just for the fun of it. Sporty seems more natural than ever for the designer and his terrific swimsuits have been evidence of that for some time now. This season’s best was the black cap-sleeved, belted maillot.
He kept evening light and breezy too, with floaty sun ray-pleated pastel gowns and, best of all, the nude silk organza shirt and point d’esprit ball gown skirt, shown under a black, belted cashmere cardigan.