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Gap-Toothed Ashley Smith Makes First Runway Appearance in Peter Som's Spring 2011 Sea of Color

Sep 10 2010 - 6:58pm

>> Peter Som loves his color — his approach is, he admits [1]: “I usually say yes to everything. Then I edit down.” This season, he had a vision [2] of what he refers to as Peggy Guggenheim meets Miami, and an affinity [3] for colors that looked sun-bleached, “or like Popsicles.”

The product paid tribute to the ‘60s, with shift dresses playing a starring role in the highly textural collection, which came in an array of structured, loose, and fitted cuts covered in a mix of florals — ranging from soft brocade to brighter silk prints. And Charlotte Dellal, who was front row, collaborated with Som on printed sky-high Charlotte Olympia [4] wedges for the occasion.

Closing out the show, in her first major runway appearance, was Ashley Smith, who between her gap-tooth grin and ample bustline has garnered lots of pre-season buzz. Post-show, Som didn't have much of a breather: he headed [5] straight over to Tommy Hilfiger, where he's a consultant, for fittings.

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