Alexandra the Great annexes the top floor of the Cristallo Palace Hotel, prompting Hans-Rudi to cancel a week’s worth of ski lessons.
Counts Fico and Obomovski feign playing backgammon in the lobby. The grocer at the cooperativo has no more blood oranges for his regulars; you-know-who insists they make the best mimosas.
A sweater-dress of this magnitude disrupts the order of things.
It exposes less than nothing — a hint of calf, ten long fingers — yet the effect is a revelation. And notice how the springy Merino wool holds its shape.
Alexandra understands all this, of course, as well as the wearability factor. Dark glasses and boots for daytime reconnaissance, add a few baubles for dinner and cause a stir.
Cortina Turtleneck Dress (No. 3024). Made of Italian Merino wool, for the world’s most sensuously soft turtleneck. Raglan sleeves. Wide cuffs and long, below-knee wide ribbed sweep, slim and elegant. Wear with self-belt, wide belt, or no belt, dress up or down a bit.
Victory is at hand.
Women’s sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL.
Length ranges from 41” to 43 1/2”. Varies by size.Colors: True Red, Black, Blue.
Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only.
Price: $179 Now: $93.98