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Runway Rock: Houghton's Cool-Girl Soundtrack

Houghton spring 2016.

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Houghton’s front row was full of It girl types, fashion industry bigwigs and actresses Katie Cassidy and Dascha Polanco who are devotees of designer Katharine Polk’s signature brand of romantic, minimalistic chic. So it’s unsurprising her playlist for the summer of ’69–inspired collection was equally cool.

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The show opened with Zola Jesus singing “Go (Blank Sea)” as models entered in ethereal head-to-toe white ensembles of all textures and materials — eyelet, Chantilly lace, mesh, twill, chiffon — accented by floaty brushed-out curls on top and white Converse at the bottom.

It continued with more feminine, floaty silhouettes and Chet Faker’s “Talk Is Cheap,” before segueing into a few indigo-imbued looks while “Beggin for Thread” by Banks played. More covetable long dresses, still in a mostly white palette, entered along with La Roux’s “Tropical Chancer.”

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The last few looks — a dramatic flared eyelet skirt with ladder-like cutouts at the shins, flouncy tiered gown and boho crocheted-lace dress with bell sleeves — were set to the Frank Ocean classic “Lost.” For the group finale, “Tom’s Diner,” by Giorgio Moroder.

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