The '70s film Taxi Driver definitely has some memorable fashion moments (a nubile, rosy-cheeked Jodie Foster in that hat; Cybill Shepherd's clean-cut, fresh-faced working girl vibe). New York at its seediest and most hopeful...all in one classic. But leave it to Karen Walker to take those opposing, iconic New York women and turn them into a modern collection that re-imagines quirky Americana dressing. Mixing '70s flaunt and '40s structure, the line-up featured lots of mixed big prints, nicely tailored dresses, and bright color pairings that all took her modern boy-meets-girl mojo to new heights. And while we've been seeing head-to-toe print dressing all over the runways for spring/summer '12, Karen Walker knows how to pull it off with true elan. And, P.S., don't even get us started on the shoes. From creamy moss-colored oxfords to gold toe-capped pumps, we wanted them all.
Photos: Courtesy of Bradbury Lewis.