Inside Stella McCartney’s Posh Pre-Fall Mansion Tea Party

The old Real World mansion was a stark contrast to the designer's sparely tailored, slightly masculine prelude to autumn.

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The old Real World mansion was a stark contrast to the designer's sparely tailored, slightly masculine prelude to autumn. Demurely styled models kept to a seasonal palette of neutrals peppered with rusty red peppered.
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Party clothes could be seen across the West Village brownstone's four stories, as if one was mingling among a very well-dressed guest list.
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A minimalist, menswear-inspired cocoon coat found hanging out in the foyer gets a jewel-toned Kelly green boost.
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Traditional check plaid on sheath dresses and an overcoat dress had overtones of McCartney's Savile Row training, and we loved the pairing of emerald pumps (on that tiled floor).
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One of the collection's statement pieces, was a simple dress with sharp tailoring and a plunging neckline.
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Another overcoat, with a 1930s feel and a subtle sheen to its finish, is perfectly posed here against cartons of paperwhites.
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Model party-goers were sectioned by monochromatic color groups, with the red room centering on the pop of a cherry patent trench.
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No party is complete without some marshmallow-roasting over a massive fireplace. And no autumnal wardrobe is complete without luxe camel coats and knits.
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The few bursts of prints across the collection came in the form of geometric cutout patterns, like this moody-hued green and black tunic.
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Among the pre-fall highlights were voluminous knits reminiscent of those late-'70s gems one finds every so often in a vintage shop, but with a distinct modernity mixed in.
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