Vera Wang, Victoria Beckham debut their spring/summer 2017 looks

Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:50pm EDT
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - For spring 2017, American fashion designer Vera Wang's muse is a sexy, powerful woman who is not afraid to show her feminine side.

During New York Fashion Week, Wang's models on Tuesday strutted down a solemn black runway, each wearing sky-high platform heels.

The collection had two main colors: black and white. Garments were made in solid, sheer and shimmery fabrics, sometimes embellished with pearls in either color.

"It's about a very powerful woman. Power was one of the most important things, about craft, and the construction of the clothing, both the tailored and the flow, the soft," Wang said in an interview after the show.

A structured, oversized jacket paired with a mini skirt with a sheer long train and a black slouchy top was juxtaposed against a tight-fitting long skirt with large black pearls.

Wang said her use of black and white and pearls was reminiscent of another famous designer - Coco Chanel.

"I was just looking at the clothes today, now, and I said 'Oh my God, I think there is something of a Chanel thing going on in my psyche.'"

The New York-based designer, famed for her exquisite bridal gowns, closed the show with sheer black chiffon gowns that glided down the runway.

Celebrities on hand included tennis star Maria Sharapova, actress Chloe Sevigny, Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo, and K-pop star and former Girls' Generation member Jessica Jung, who launched her own fashion line, Blanc & Eclare, in 2014.   Continued...

Victoria Beckham  in Cannes, France, May 11, 2016.   REUTERS/Yves Herman