The Designer: Yes, she’s Jack’s daughter. After graduating
with a degree in art history, Nicholson job hoppedshe
started as a movie set designer, segued into acting, leapt
into interior design (which ended at Courtney Love’s house),
opened an upscale designer label and vintage boutique in Santa
Monica, and then, finally, on her 40th birthday, debuted her
first collection at New York’s Fashion Week in 2003. She has
received no formal training apart from sewing techniques inherited
from her mother.
The Look: Her collections have been compared to the
over-the-top, feathered, sequined, exotic wardrobes of Bollywood
filmshy, she is not. Expect baby
doll dresses and playful variatons of tough-meets-demure as well as breast-baring
gowns and the peacock plumage of a Ms. Universe pageant. As for ready-wear items, everything is shrunken:
little jackets, fitted coats, and snug, snug dresses.
Who Wears It: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Angelica Huston,
Lara Flynn Boyle, Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, socialites
Cornelia Guest and Amanda Hearst.