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Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014: Goodbye Grunge, Hello Gamine!

Grunge was at one point considered crucial to Charlotte Ronson's aesthetic sensibility, but the designer has shifted her attention to another familiar fashion type: the Parisian gamine. Although some elements of the 90s style persist in her most recent, coquettish range (which includes plenty of floral minidresses and an impossibly dreary pastel color scheme), classic French touches like checkers, Peter Pan collars and crocheted knits dominate the collection. The standout piece was a crisp white eyelet jumpsuit, which fused elegent femininity with cheeky, boyish charm. 

Ronson set her French girl in contemporary New York City by toughening up the feminine pieces with plenty of leather, zipper accents and … hipster grandma glasses? According to the press materials, the designer was going after an "intellectually flirty" look. 

On a related note: Paris Hilton dropped in to check out the presentation, but she didn't stay for long. 

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