Sometimes in fashion, especially during the collections, pretty gets a bad rap. It’s not forward or new or, for lack of a better word, cool. But you know what? It’s pretty. And girls, women—sometimes we like to look pretty. And that’s exactly how people described Rebecca Taylor’s collection afterward, when they swarmed front-row guest Rashida Jones for a photo op.

While Fall had some harder edges (by Taylor’s standards, at least), the designer said she wanted to “bring back color and femininity in an ethereal way. I want to give something to my Rebecca Taylor girl; she’s a romantic, and she loves fragile beauty.” Taylor delivered that with printed chiffon dresses so light they were sheer. And they came in colors that whispered—lavender, blush, cream, and baby blue. There were ruffles and pleats and bits that fluttered as the models walked. Everything was girly-fied to the hilt, even a white moto jacket with lace sleeves.

Among all the romance, there were also looks that would appeal to girls who don’t necessarily see the world through rose-colored glasses all the time. Take the teal ribbed-knit tank dress, worn over an accordion-pleated lavender midi skirt. It was sexy. So was the following snug straight-leg trouser and short-sleeve chiffon blouse. As for the extra-long cream sweater with sheer paneling, it was…cool.

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