Q S/S 2011: Milly’s Moment

Georgina Schaeffer heads to the design studio of Michelle Smith, the person behind Milly, and gives readers a brief history on the designer.

“Pretty.  Smart.  Colorful.  Sexy, but not overly so.  Playful, but not comical.  Modern, but not too conceptual.  Classic, but not boring.  Much like women, the Milly brand is a study in contradictions.  And these same words that so aptly describe the clothes work just as well when talking about the ‘Milly girl,’ of the designer behind the creations, Michelle Smith” – Georgina Schaeffer

“A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, Smith also credits her years studying in Paris at the Ecole Superieure des Arts et Techniques for her success.”

“Upper East Side It-Girl Blair Waldorf, played by Leighton Meester, often appears in Milly mini-skirts and pea coats, along with her signature headband, creating a modern prep-school appeal”