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Resort presentations don’t get the same star treatment as the spring and fall shows. The collections are usually more commercial and attendees are lucky if they even get to sit.

Many designers simply shoot a straightforward lookbook for their Resort collections, so Stella McCartney took the opportunity to throw the perfect Summertime Garden Party, held in New York City on Monday afternoon.

Fashion journalists and buyers mingled with celebrities at the fun-filled fête, enjoying nostalgic summer festivities including boardwalk games, croquet, caramel apples and even a classic lemonade stand.

Stella McCartney is making sure British fashion falls yet again under the spotlight by creating a lovely Resort 2013 Collection featuring an abundance of floral motifs and the brand’s signature suits.

The collection includes the perfectly tailored silhouettes that we’ve come to expect from Stella, in an array of colours, including cornflower blue, marigold yellow and a dreamy coral.

 A model showed off a sweet, floral-printed shift while blowing bubbles.

Leopard print pieces provide a youthful touch to the collection.

Anne Hathaway with Stella McCartney.

 Jim Carrey with Stella McCartney.

Lauren Hutton and Stella McCartney

André Leon Talley And Stella.

Amy Poehler with Stella McCartney.

A flash of leopard print and high-impact brights dotted the collection.

Stella McCartney with the models.

Stella’s lineup of covetable Resort Accessories were displayed on shabby-chic steps.

   Accessories include neon espadrilles, faux leather sandals, bags and metallic clutches

Check out these neoprene espadrilles — just the thing to light up your Summer wardrobe.

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