The rhythm and blues of the Mississippi inspired Emilia Wickstead’s ultraladylike collection. Wickstead had her customer’s sophisticated lifestyle firmly in mind from the get-go, opening the show with a pink matelassé full skirt and a cropped jacket with bracelet sleeves and a crisp little collar. She played with volume, creating dramatic shapes as in a yellow, short-sleeve cape coat over a floor-sweeping, baby pink gown that was slightly shorter at the front. Cheerful pink and orange stripes on a neatly tailored dress called to mind the bars on sheet music, while a black-and-white grand piano print story closed the show.

The rhythm and blues of the Mississippi inspired Emilia Wickstead's ultraladylike collection. Wickstead had her customer's sophisticated lifestyle firmly in mind from the get-go, opening the show with a pink matelassé full skirt and a cropped jacket with bracelet sleeves and a crisp little collar. She played with volume, creating dramatic shapes as in a yellow, short-sleeve cape coat over a floor-sweeping, baby pink gown that was slightly shorter at the front. Cheerful pink and orange stripes on a neatly tailored dress called to mind the bars on sheet music, while a black-and-white grand piano print story closed the show.

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