What’s This? A Waist! Rebecca Taylor Returns To Tailoring

“We’ve all been living in these smocks and these big blobby things, and I just wanted to show off the waist, the shoulder, and to celebrate women’s bodies,” said designer Rebecca Taylor in a charming New Zealand accent, backstage after her show on Saturday at the tents. It had featured lovely, red-lipsticked models in demure, fitted pencil skirts and was attended by actresses Mena Suvari (with head near-shorn, but somehow it worked) and Emmy Rossum, as well as socialite Olivia Palermo.

Ms. Taylor then shared her secret for preparing a spring collection while mothering seven-month-old twin daughters: “I’ve got a lovely husband!” Ah, of course she does.