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Victoria Beckham relaxes

Fashion from the Fall 2011 collection of Victoria

Fashion from the Fall 2011 collection of Victoria Beckham is modeled on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) Credit: AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

Early AM at an Upper East Side mansion, Victoria Beckham, pony-tailed and pregnant and wearing one of her own dresses – an oversized cashmere jumper – informs us, “I’ve expanded, grown, evolved after six seasons. I’m more comfortable in my own skin. And I want to give women the freedom to look beautiful and feel comfortable.”

To that end, models, makeup lacquered and like mannequins in black woolen strap hats, paraded Beckham’s easier silhouettes – we said easier – though some are still whippet slim. And Beckham, who numbers her dresses, presented the 100th – the epitome of her style – a saffron crepe collared number.

New were some ankle-length frocks, coats, deceptively simple, some with belted collars, others with asymmetrical pleating, and bags, structured croc jobs and slouch duffels. There were definitely more relaxed silos – a honeycomb mini was easy wearing and cool. Beckham called a slate blue cocoon dress a modern look for the red carpet – eh, we kind of doubt it. But another gown with glass shard embroidery might do the trick.

Best of all: the rich red tunic dress that featured plunging V’s front and back. Beckham said, “It was a nightmare” to construct. We think it’s a dream.


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