Closet Envy: Tracy Reese
by Alexandra Phanor-Faury
Contemporary women’s designer Tracy Reese has been creating some of the most precious and beautiful clothes since launching her ready-to-wear line in 1998, so you can just picture this top designer’s closet. It should come as no surprise that the woman behind the ultra-feminine line, which boast fans like Jennifer Lopez and Michelle Obama, has a personal wardrobe that mirrors the chic and playful aesthetic her name has come to represent.
Reese gravitates to pretty and feminine pieces and celebrates her womanly charm by sticking to dresses. The Parson School of Design alum’s busy schedule doesn’t leave her much time to concoct looks in the morning, therefore she grabs one of her great looking dresses to save time. While Reese may design a meticulously cut pair of trousers, she's hardly ever seen in pants or jeans.
Modern sheaths, vintage frocks, blooming prints full-skirt dresses all share space in Reese’s fashionable closet. Stones, metallic, lace and accordion pleating are arresting details which Reese looks to when picking a statement-making dress. She loves to throw on a belt over her dresses to add shape to her silhouette.
Reese unflinching elegance is modern and fresh while still deeply rooted in classic feminity.
Here, are some of Tracy Reese’s unabashedly feminine pieces we crave.
Tracy Reese attends the 2010 CFDA Fashion Awards on Monday night in a delightful turquoise and pink flower print dress.
Tracy Reese makes a statement in black and champagne. The feminine one shoulder top with flower corsage along with the high-heeled gladiator sandals is look we can get behind.
Tracy Reese dons a cotton white dress with cap sleeves, a wide black belt and trendy flats for an effortlessly chic look.
Tracy Reese celebrates her Spring 2010 show with Gabrielle Union, Ciara and Kelly Rowland. The beloved designer wears a black sleeveless tierd dress with stone detailing and tall riding boots.
She may love pink, but Tracy Reese knows an all black attire is an undeniable crowd pleaser.
Tracy Reese flashes an intoxicating smile backstage of her runway show wearing a dressy see-through frock with a sparkly slip.
Tracy Reese proves that her models aren’t the only well-dressed stars at Fashion Week in one of her joyous print asymmetrical dresses.
Reese closes her 2008 runway show in an opulent gold dress paired with a contrasting gray cardigan.
A black tiered skirt, ruffle neck blouse adorned with long chains and T-strap heels is a classic fashion uniform that every woman can count on.
Tracy Reese keeps it simple in a white tank and black skirt.
Reese kicks off Fashion Week in a darling dress with a lace and bustier bodice and full skirt.