“For Spring/Summer 2020, I took my cue from Diana Spencer, whom I have been fascinated with since I was young. Clearly, she was a style icon, but I loved her fearlessness, her intelligence and, most of all, her humanity. She left a legacy that embodies what I admire most, one that has been instilled in our Foundation and company since the beginning. This collection brings together English garden florals, a restrained volume and my own take on the Eighties.” — Tory Burch
Silhouettes: Blouson shapes—soft balloon sleeving, cinched waists, oversized taffeta bows—nod to the easy exuberance of the Eighties. Billowy trousers – harem pants and wide-legged palazzos – convey a sense of considered nonchalance. Gentle volumes juxtapose tailored pieces such as button-downs, trench coats, and cardigans.
Palette: Delicate pastels —melon, lavender, and lemon – mix seamlessly with earthy neutrals of cream, white, khaki, navy and black. Warm bursts of red, bright yellow and electric blue inject energy.
Prints & Patterns: English garden-inspired florals range from dense ditsy blossoms to bouquet-strewn scarf prints. Stripes and plaids feel classic, while a kinetic geometric print adds an understated nostalgic quality.
Fabrications: There’s a subtle play on texture and shine from crisp chiné taffeta to plaid-woven fine tulle to iridescent silk jacquard with trapunto stitching. Gauzy organdy handkerchiefs are individually embroidered and pieced together to create a unique, new textile; the handkerchief motif carries through to plackets for a refined flourish.
Accessories: The collection’s joyful spirit carries through to accessories with PVC-covered Lee Radziwill handbags and pumps finished with oversized bows. Top-clasped handbags telegraph ladylike polish. Bold cocktail rings round out the collection.
Music: Produced by Michel Gaubert; “I’m in Love with a German Film Star,” by The Passions; “Never Gonna Cry Again,” and “Take Me To Your Heart,” by Eurythmics.
Stylist: Benjamin Bruno
Location: The Brooklyn Museum
Beauty: Makeup artist Diane Kendal and the Shiseido Team; hair by Guido for Redken; nails by Kim D’Amato for Priti NYC