New Zealander Karen Walker's clothes always pack a punch, mixing wearability with whimsy — which is precisely why, we're guessing, we saw Teen Vogue's Amy Astley front and center at the show on Thursday. Walker's Spring/Summer 2008 collection conjured memories (inherited memories, that is) of a sort of "Best Of" of late 60's/early 70's iconography. The opening look had us screaming "Carol Brady!", while other ensembles seemed straight out of the costume department of The Stepford Wives (pussy bows, pom poms, and polka dots; short shorts in easy silks.) We look forward to the spread in which Teen Vogue tries to make these clothes look serious, but ends up making them look ridiculous in ways they were never intended to be.
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