Date: March 15. Venue: Bloomingdale’s – 59th Street
All semester long, High School Seniors prepare for their prom night moment. Out of all the important details leading up to this event, (from finding a date, to renting a ride), the Golden Fleece challenge of hunting down the perfect picturesque dress seems most troubling. With three daughters of her own (one of them approaching prom night too), Jill understands the prom dress quest, and with her carefully curated cocktail dress collection, makes prom-dress-picking a cinch.
Stuart’s delightful line-up of dresses comes in lacy ruby-red and dove-white, floral monochrome and deep-neck cobalt blue, gowns in one-sleeve pale pink, strappy midnight-black and sleeveless, lacy, angel-wings white, and on-the-rack gowns in pastel blue and vanilla yellow.
In a Q&A segment, Mary Kate Steinmiller (Teen Vogue: Senior Fashion Market Editor) questions the designer about her early life and rise to fashion. Jill Stuart tells Teen Vogue her mother was also a designer, and at the ripe age of 15, Stuart featured her first collection at Bloomingdale’s.
Stuart’s designs are feminine and modern with world-traveled inspirations (think: scenic cafes, classic movies, London and Paris). Jill gives young girls a heart to heart, warning them of trend-following and encouraging them to stay confidently true to their own personal style with suitable clothing. Accessory-stacking is all the rage now, but Jill insists the perfect amount of accessories work to complete a look.
Jill Stuart shares from her collection two of her favorite dresses (a long pink chiffon gown and cobalt blue dress) and Mary Kate tells Jesenia’s Goodie Bag her personal favorite is a long, black, strappy gown.
The April 2014 issue of Teen Vogue (with cover-girl Shailene Woodley) hosts a bevy of prom night essentials, with prom must-haves (told by Elaine Welteroth), Rebecca Taylor: Black Tie Collection and a Candy Girl beauty segment on Easter-egg inspired makeup. [For more prom fashion, visit Prom Beauty]