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NYFW: Tory Burch’s ‘Philadelphia Story’

“The Philadelphia Story,” was a story of elegance and sophistication, as was Tory Burch’s 2017 ready-to-wear fall collection inspired by the 1940’s movie’s heroine, Katherine Hepburn. For those unfamiliar with the romantic-comedy classic, Katherine Hepburn plays a Philadelphia socialite named Tracy Lord renown for her simple yet glamorous style.

Interweaving Hepburn’s character’s sophisticated glamour, Burch’s designs featured a new take on several winter white outfits with stunning white coats and several specially embroidered “TB’s” tying in a new twist on Tory’s typical “T” logos on her designs. The collection also featured the familiar attention to detail Tory gives to all her designs with beautiful, bold prints and carefully sewed on jewels.

A Pennsylvania native herself, Tory wanted the collection to feature her elements of her home state, “It’s about going back to my roots and doing a take on something familiar,” Vogue reported. Tory’s reliance on elements of a past time to tell a new story has been a common theme among several designers during New York Fashion Week. Joseph Altuzarra’s collection also featured this balance of past and present fashion ties though his collection was notably modeled after a much earlier time in history.

Here’s a look below at Tory’s Instagram where she snapped a picture of her childhood home days before her show:

My childhood home in Philadelphia. #ToryBurchFW17 #inspiration

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We can easily see where Tory Burch gets her classic and elegant inspiration for her designs. Just looking at this sprawling Georgian house she grew up in invokes extravagant ideas of the past 250 years the house has been standing for.

But Tory Burch’s childhood home is only one part of the house name designer’s history that tells her full Philadelphia story. Look below to see the upclose views of her collection that we love to see the rest of her tale unfold.

This is the type of attention to detail we were referring to when it comes to Tory Burch’s designs. Look at all the carefully sown buttons around the collar of this dress.

We are in love with this tailored coat. The beautiful blue and gold pattern creates a perfect contrast that stands out on the runway without being ostentatious.

Tory Burch certainly won in white with her several opening winter white looks that featured her embroidered initials “TB.”

These golden lockets featured in several of the ready-to-wear looks were inspired by Tory’s father cigarette light, Vogue reported.

Several of the designs in the collection featured this necktie look. Also, details, details, details! Look at the designs on that jacket!

The neckties weren’t the only common trend throughout Tory Burch’s designs, the fall collection had several outfits with large, bunched bows.

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