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Simplicity in the starkness of white and the absense of color brings the freedom of Carte Blanche. The ethereal qualities and sense of fluidity in the layers of tone against tone. The freedom and softness and comfort of the passing clouds give way to blue skies very slowly and calmly and the rights of spring bring a formality that has a ceremonial quality to it.
INSPIRATION | COLOR
ceremonial robes, white on white, simplicity is interrupted with complex and ornate bursts of embroidery.
soft flowy chiffon, liquid satin, starched linen, bleached faille, crisp tulle, brilliant cotton, highly textured orange peel wools, supple jerseys, voille, iced white wool chepes
This collection was originally scheduled to debut on the runway at NYFW on Friday Sept 15th and was cancelled due to the 9/11 disaster in NYC. The collection eerily was apropos for the feelings that surrounded us after the collapse of the WTC. The runway was subsequently held in Los Angeles and presented as a benefit for The Dream Foundation which provides final wishes for terminally ill adults.
Celebrities Seen Wearing This Collection
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Gallery of Similarities
L A Fashion Week | Spring Summer 2002
Carte Blanche - The Robes of the Heavenly Bodies
Cicada, Los Angeles | November 2001
Rosamund Pike poses in a Lloyd Klein Gown
Rosamund Pike Poses in a Lloyd Klein gown in this editorial image from her cover story.
Lloyd Klein editorial from Spring 2002
Radha Mitchell wearing Lloyd Klein for her cover story