Kelly Bensimon's Fashion Week Diary Part IV: Tory Burch Perfected Jet-Set Chic For Spring

Kelly Bensimon
\Kelly Bensimon, whom you might know from a little television show called The Real Housewives of New York, is a model, writer, party circuit fixture and general lady-about-town. She'll be covering the goings on in NYC during Fashion Week for PAPERMAG. You can follow her on Twitter at @kikilet.

It's 9 a.m. and it's time to check out Tory Burch's Spring 2011 collection. Would it be a show? A presentation? No one was clear. Was Jay-Z going to be there, or just the regular fashionites? One thing, however, seemed for sure: Tory's line would take the cool, chic, well-traveled look to new heights. I was right. For this collection, Burch's muse travels to souks in Morocco, cilmbs every mountain, and has a vaguely European, but unltimately unplaceable accent. The crowd -- which included hairdresser Frederic Fekkai, the "pied piper" of all the uptown ladies -- kept saying "I want that" over and over again. From high-waisted pants, to '70s inspired easy dresses, everyone wanted it all! I heard that Kayne West even made an appearance, but I must have missed him. Sugar! But I did see some cool looks that I was lucky enough to discuss with the lady of the hour -- Ms. Burch. The Spring 2011 line is looking hot, strong, and sophisticated. Get ready ladies, the sweat pants and t-shirts are gone for spring. It's time to look hot again!

- Kelly Killoren Bensimon

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