The Chloé girl gets a new avatar under Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the newly appointed creative director at Chloé. Losing the demureness in her feminism she gives the Chloé girl an edge to her feminity. Gone is the sweetness and ruffles, in comes smocks, dropped waists, trumpet sleeves, fluted hems, eyelets.

Embroidery on white cotton bodice in the form of folkloric symbology by Indian artist Rithika Merchant is used in prints; the strips of studs that weighed the hems and necklines of girly-girl floral dresses; the epic mesh and sequin-strewn gowns at the end sum up the look. Inspired by world history, Natacha does everything from prairie skirts to Victorian linens to antique Barbary gold. The tailoring is straighter, more boyish. All in all Natacha Ramsay-Levi did good making the collection her own, evolving the Chloé girl, keeping her relevant for today's world.

Pictures: Chloe