Lauren Conrad show rivals traffic school for sheer excitement


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I have one question for Lauren Conrad: How many jersey dresses and tops do you think we need? The perky star of ‘The Hills’ has moved on from early-2000s jersey dressing in her own wardrobe (she’s been spotted recently in young Hollywood’s latest uniform: ripped jeans, stilettos and a button-down shirt). Yet her spring collection, which she rolled out at Smashbox Studios on Tuesday night, offered the same milquetoast jersey pieces we’ve seen from her past collections.

Models sashayed down the runway to Goldfrapp and Feist, wearing Carrie Bradshaw-style silk flowers -- attached to thin headbands -- on their foreheads. Hair was long, loose and wavy (just like a certain top-grossing reality star’s we know of). There were long strapless jersey column dresses in muted brown and cornflower blue; butt-grazing long-sleeved jersey tunics; and sleeveless jersey babydoll tops worn over black leggings. And for the second season in a row, as a counterpoint to all the solid-colored jerseys, Conrad showcased a single print -- this time a bold rose graphic -- on a series of tailored pieces, including a variation on the tulip skirt, wrought in the white, blue and black printed cotton.


Conrad’s fans, for the most part, are teens and tweens, so it makes sense for her to shy away from scary-forward fashion. But these days, we can get more directional looks at Target. As one top Hollywood stylist sitting ringside muttered, ‘I’m so bored.’

-- Emili Vesilind

Photos, from top: Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times; Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images; Chris Pizzello / AP