Wwd Strapless Sweetheart Neckline

Inspiration: An American in Paris by way of Africa. If it sounds a little YSL — aside from the American part — perhaps. There was that heart motif on dresses, purses and rings. But Roy made it her own, and adorable, at that. The same went for the pajamalike silk blazers, easy pants and jumpsuits, all of which worked Roy’s idea of effortless elegance. It’s a concept that’s often easier said than done, but Roy got it right. Even the most complicated looks — a hand-painted tribal print on a poufed, asymmetric dress or embroidered bustier — seemed doable. According to Roy, “It’s just as easy to look great in a silk jersey as it is in a corset.”