July 21st, 2011

Dress Obsessed

The best dress story ever from Harper's Bazaar May 2006 issue shot by Nathaniel Goldberg and styled by George Cortina

I am completely obsessed with dresses and my friend Tracy Taylor, U.S. Editor for Net-a-Porter, is too. In the most recent NaP magazine Tracy talks about her life-long love of dresses and it made me think of my favorite dress story of all time.

A few years ago when I was at Bazaar my buddy George Cortina (one of the chicest men alive) styled this amazing story to hail the return of the dress. The model Missy got stuck in a snowstorm in NY and we ended up helicoptering her to the desert. Unbelievably, George and Nathaniel shot these glorious pictures in one day. Bazaar kindly sent me these images to run here.

I wish I had bought every dress in this sitting as they are all timeless and lovely.

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Chelsea double-breasted cotton trench coat


Bouclé jacket


Maxima 35 leather knee-high boots


Origano sweater


Onita brushed alpaca and wool-blend coat


Wool and cashmere-blend turtleneck poncho


Leather knee boots


Philippe cashmere and silk-blend bouclé sweater


Pablo cashmere and silk-blend bouclé midi skirt


Leather slingback sandals


Twill jacket


High-neck gathered nanette top

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  • Who’s dress is the white draped one?

    PattyJuly 21st, 2011  11:05 AM

  • The story is from 2006 and I had to ask Bazaar for the digitized imaged from the shoot. I will look into the credits.

    PrestonJuly 21st, 2011  11:09 AM

  • Any word on the beautiful necklace worn on Valerie McMurray from your skin guru post?

    gregJuly 21st, 2011  11:42 AM

  • This post is a testiment that a well designed/proportionate dress can still look fresh and modern after 5 years!! These shoots could have been taken out of a magazine this summer! The make up in the last photo is so f@#&ing beautiful!!

    ameeJuly 21st, 2011  5:52 PM

  • Fabulous dresses, couldn’t pic only one.
    Hugs from Brasil

    TerezaJuly 22nd, 2011  9:42 PM

  • Sorry for delay. The necklace is vintage from Gypsy in Nantucket.

    JenniferJuly 25th, 2011  9:17 PM

  • Is this the girl from The Bachelor?

    Anna GriffinMarch 9th, 2012  11:30 PM

  • Will you please also check and see who is that last black divine dress is by? I can’t get it out of my head!

    GolehApril 28th, 2012  5:15 AM


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