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Nicole Miller‘s inspiration for her spring 2014 Collection was chic, to the point, and a little bit dark. The designer’s collection was influenced by the gorgeous Palace of Versailles—but, during a time of havoc. “I was thinking about when the women stormed the castle,” says Miller. “We were thinking about when they trashed the castle and broke the mirrors and the chandeliers.”  Miller’s contrast of tough and feminine can be seen in one of the final looks she sent down the runway—a delicately beaded dress, reminiscent of the chandeliers that hang from the artful ceiling of Versailles, toughened up with a modern moto-style leather vest.

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