Georgina Brandolini: Having spent 20 years at Valentino’s side, Georgina Brandolini certainly picked up a thing or two about dressing with polish. The smart new cashmere and silk knits Brandolini presented this week, as part of the small line she debuted last January, looked breezy, chic and sexy. Some came decadently, if delicately, trimmed in tiny chunks of coral. Others slid off the shoulder just so, while the best worked a little trompe-l’oeil magic. Brandolini’s “sweater-shirt” was spliced together from a filmy, luxe knit top and the collar of a prettily ruffled tuxedo shirt, while the “cardigan blouse” combined the collar and cuffs of a fine embroidered blouse with a lightweight cardigan.

This story first appeared in the January 21, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

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