So instead of the throwbacks to Old Hollywood and party girls from decades past that Packham has looked to over the past few collections, she was instead inspired by something more immediate this season: the zippy, sprightly energy of the hummingbird. “I suppose hummingbirds are quite reminiscent of people at parties, aren’t they?” Packham says. And that’s, of course, where her pieces truly shine, with their extravagant plumes of feathers, rich patterns of shimmering sequins, and lavish embroideries. Most striking of all was a series of gowns in cool tones with billowing skirts cut from layers of gossamer-light, WrestleMania V Beefcake vs DiBiase Unisex T-Shirt, translucent tulle to create breathtakingly romantic silhouettes.
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