The National Arts Club in Gramercy was the perfect location for this season's Lyell runway show. The atmosphere was of cluttered, cultured, pipe-smoking wealth, and the A/W 08 collection complimented the haunted warmth of the space. Specifically, A/W included feminine bedroom clothes, wool coats with high collars, pristine fur hats, and delicate lace trim punctuated by thick stockings and vintage Ferragamo heels. It was a collection for a proper lady; one who knows when to sit with her hands in her lap, or smear on cherry red lipstick and go to the movies alone (was it to the movies she said she was going?).
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