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Ports 1961 Resort Collection
Ports 1961
601 West 26th Street
New York
June 5, 2008

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photos Courtesy of Ports 1961


Lucy Lives

New York City might be moving forward, but the Ports 1961 Resort 2008 Collection shown at the Ports headquarters in Chelsea on June 5, 2008, was firmly entrenched in the past, a past filled with vintage glamour. The models "walked the runway" on the Ports Patio in front of a fashion-forward crowd filled with editors, socialites and everyone fabulous. The Collection, designed by Ports creative director Tia Cibani, fused classic shapes with modern luxury to celebrate and give a fresh perspective to an idealized American dream. Funny lady Lucille Ball served as the muse for Cibani's The Good Life collection, a collection that reflected Lucy's whimsical point-of-view mixed with a twist of irony.

The clothing line featured delicate proportions. The gingham Capri pants and romper-styled playsuits looked particularly feminine. Bows, brocades, and high waists further enhanced the nostalgic and girly sensibility.

The line was put together with gorgeous retro-looking hats and bamboo accessories. Much like the iconic femme fatales of the 1950’s, every detail evoked feelings of happiness and optimism. Ports 1961 lady-like silhouettes definitely captured the spirit of The Good Life.




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