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Tory Burch’s Fall 2017 Collection Was Inspired By Katherine Hepburn’s Character in ‘The Philadelphia Story’

Tory Burch loves to reference her storied upbringing in a sprawling Georgian estate in Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge, an affluent area on the outskirts of Philadelphia. So it was a natural choice for her to use Katherine Hepburn’s character in “The Philadelphia Story” as her starting point for fall ’17.

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Tory Burch fall ’17 collection.
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Citing “outdoor glamour,” “confident femininity,” and overarching themes, Burch’s women took assertive strides in three shoe styles worn with wide-leg trousers (very Hepburn-esque) and draped midi dresses. The first, a loafer pump on a thick heel, was done in ivory and piped-in navy, or in neutral solids.

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Tory Burch fall ’17 collection.
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The second was a tall suede boot with preppy loafer detailing. And finally, there was a lovely black pointed flat with a large velvet bow at the toe, which matched the charming silk ribbons that were tied around models’ ponytails.

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Tory Burch fall ’17 collection.
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In more shoe tie-ins, footwear designer Tabitha Simmons styled the show again this season. Overall, it was a valentine from a more romantic era.

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Tory Burch fall ’17 collection.
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