VOGUE RESORT 2017 ReviewJune 2016, RS17 by Emily Farra
Even though Sally LaPointe doesn’t shop anymore—“I just wear my own clothes”—she understands how women’s shopping habits have changed. “I don’t have ‘seasons’ in my closet. I wear the same clothes all-year-round,” she explained. “When a woman buys something now, she wants to be able to wear it in summer and winter. So I really think about how a piece will work in her wardrobe and throughout the seasons.” In other words: Each item has to be seasonless, but it also needs to feel special enough to wear nonstop.
One might assume LaPointe’s item-driven approach would lead to a lot of gray sweaters and camel coats, but she doesn’t rely on commercial pieces. “The really special party pieces are always the ones that sell out first,” she said. “They’re emotional purchases.” For her Resort collection, those gotta-have-them clothes came covered in thick sequins, including a glittery taupe skirt—styled with a chunky knit, as many young women would wear it—and an iridescent navy cocktail dress. The daywear didn’t skimp on unique details either; a waxed-cotton trench had plush detachable fox-fur sleeves, and an ivory crepe jacket was dramatically long—nearly floor length—with silver buttons extending all the way down the front placket. Either would look right at home in Kendall Jenner’s closet; she’s frequently photographed in LaPointe’s body-skimming coats and fur-trim sweaters.