NYC designer Paris 99 Starn’s inaugural, limited edition collection draws inspiration from the textiles of traditional country club and domestic apparel.  Her dresses of gingham fabric, ric rac trim, bows, and pearl buttons pay homage to traditional Americana style, while their large checks and comically sized trim upend their conservative connotations. Paris also took inspiration from her great grandmother’s aprons, which she often wears while baking. She loves that they cinch at the waist with a low back, and how their thin straps reveal décolletage. The daring cut outs of the dresses modernize these vintage roots, bringing the look from ho-hum to sexy. Paris calls the collection, “a perversion of prep.”

The dresses are intended to put your confidence on display.  To learn which style will best flaunt your features, look for the “details of the dress.” The sizing runs small so these body-con dresses can properly fit petite young-adult sizes.
Paris has named the dresses after her friends, all of whom are successful young women working in creative fields and who served as her muses and collaborators. Her best friend, artist Ondine Viñao, shot the lookbook and ecommerce. 
The dresses are hand made in New York City, and are in limited quantity. Please allow for up to two weeks for the dresses to be produced and shipped to you.  


Ecommerce and lookbook photographed by Ondine Vinao

Lookbook Models are Alyssa Vigueras and Lily McInerny

Lookbook makeup by Sydney Utendahl

Ecommerce makeup by Zoe Kestan

Ecommerce lighting by Sam Williams


Website designed by Sierra Pittman