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Vera Wang: Inspired by Lucy Liu's Character in Kill Bill: Vol. 1

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"Vera Wang was out in the woods — but only as a scenic backdrop to a collection with a dark side. Inspired by Lucy Liu’s character in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 move “Kill Bill: Vol. 1,” this power woman from The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad allowed the designer to explore an unlikely side of her Asian roots. Think Chinese peasant pants, sumo rope belts and origami folds.

There was something organic in the way that skirts and dresses had rounded twists of fabric swirling around the stomach. Colors too were those off-shades — give or take a scarlet satin skirt — that Ms. Wang does so well: shrimp, green, turquoise and blue." —NY Times

"In her show notes, Wang explains that her spring 2011 line was inspired by Kill Bill: "the fusion of East meets West with a mixture of boyish urban sophistication and romantic otherworldly sensuality." After seeing so much white on the runways, Wang's show offered a refreshing return to New York's favorite color—black—though she worked an ivory blouse in here and there." —The Cut
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