“We were inspired by the French film called ‘Celine and Julie Go Boating’ from 1974. We loved the magic of the movie and the colors,” declared Jill Stuart, holding up a still from the Jacques Rivette film. The main characters, Celine and Julie, stand in the forefront, clad in bold red and blue dresses. Stuart used the same hues on a ruched baby blue column dress and on red eyelet trousers under a black tulle dotted dress — and mixed them into prints on her now signature transparent Neoprene with a matchy plaid suit or watercolor-floral tiered ruffle skirt and blazer. The Neoprene also looked stellar paired with a midlength silver pleather skirt with western snap-pockets.
Feminine silhouettes — some Forties inspired — and playful details — rhinestone buttons, ruffled collars — also reflected her inspiration. A white ruched tulle cropped top and matching skirt with lilac polka dots was the freshest, most alluring look of the lineup, but there were ample other adorable ones.