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Go Behind the Scenes at Tracy Reese’s Quirky ‘Secret Garden’ NYFW Show

Inside access! Tracy Reese‘s “secret garden”–themed presentation during New York Fashion Week, which featured real women as models, was all about embracing who you are. Go behind the scenes with Stylish to talk pretty patterns with the designer herself on today’s Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T.

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The secluded garden scene was right up Reese’s alley since many of her designs mix-and-match florals. “I have an emotional connection to prints,” Reese mused to Stylish backstage. “[And] I try to pick colors that look good on different skin types.”

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The hard-and-fast rule in Reese’s designs? “I don’t want to make anyone over,” she told Us. “I want our clothes to enhance who they already are.”

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A model poses at the Tracy Reese Presentation. Cindy Ord/Getty

That motto has won her fans including Michelle Obama and Whoopi Goldberg. “She’s the most elegant designer,” Goldberg gushed to Stylish at the event. “It’s not just elegant, but it’s light and elegant.”

The View cohost added that Reese thinks beyond the sample silhouette. “No matter what size you are,” Goldberg shared, “[Tracy Reese] makes you feel like you’re a little feather.”

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For more from both Goldberg and Reese, watch the rest of today’s video, above. Then stick around to find out how you can get Anne Hathaway‘s effortless bohemian outfit from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8 for nearly a third of the cost of just her dress!

Shop the video: Ulla Johnson Natalia Dress, $610,; Stuart Weitzman Grandiose Boots, $525,; Longchamp Penelope Fantasie Handbag, $895,; ASOS Premium Swing Dress with Geo-Tribal Embroidery, $105,; GAP Chelsea Boots, $98,; Target Faux Leather Under One Sky Reversible Tote Handbag, $35,

(Wardrobe: Hemant & Nandita)

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