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Fashion designer Lourdes Chavez delivers glamour and great tailoring

Fashion designer Lourdes Chavez brings glamour, great tailoring and a few surprises to her signature collection
BY LINDA MILLER Modified: June 28, 2010 at 11:06 am •  Published: June 21, 2010

"Fabrics match the way they're supposed to be," she said.

For fall, Chavez offers a champagne-colored tail back jacket that can be worn with the expected pants or unexpectedly over a beaded dress. A gown becomes short when you peel off the ruffled skirt. Many of the pieces feature architectural elements with strong shoulder pads, nipped-in jackets and stacked necklines instead of the traditional V or round.

"I put lots of lines in the dresses and suits," she said. "It's not just two pieces of fabric sewed."