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NEW YORK — Only two weeks after presenting her signature line, Nicole Miller was again at the helm of a collection inspired by Celtic symbols and manuscripts. But breezy, ultra-feminine dresses be gone — Monday night was Miller Girl time. Gina Gershon belted out the show’s rock ’n’ roll soundtrack while Sarah Hudson, Elizabeth Kieselstein-Cord, Theo Kogan, Amanda Hearst and Sissel Kardel held court on the catwalk.

Miller turned sweet into subversive, as the Celtic embroideries bedecked edgy jackets, cropped pants and jersey dresses. Crosses turned camouflage in a witty silk skirt, and denim was dip-dyed plaid making for what Miller called her “Ode to Tartan.” Looks were layered, fabrics mixed, and minis, extremely mini. There’s a new Miller Girl coming to town, and she’s an undone rock star’s sartorial dream.

This story first appeared in the September 29, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.