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New York Fashion Week: Peter Som's quirky ladies
New York Fashion Week: Peter Som's quirky ladies

Peter Som has a way with color and print. You only have to recall the painterly black, white and blue halter gown he dressed Julie Bowen in for last month’s Emmy Awards to know that. Breezy, glamorous and effortlessly chic, it was one of the best looks of the night. This past spring, Som parlayed his aesthetic into an island-ready collection for Kohl’s department store, inspired by a trip to St. Barths with plenty of paradise prints. And before that, his colorful  but ladylike aesthetic was embraced by the first lady herself, Michelle Obama. But it takes a truly gifted designer to make a shirt-dress in a quirky rose print the color of puke green look as good as he did on...

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