From Tocca to Taj Mahal,
Marie-Anne Oudejans’ blue period

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I remember the day Marie-Anne showed up in my office at Vogue in the spring of 1996 with an armful of pastel-colored dresses cut in sari fabrics. A bunch of young editors gathered around her and scooped up the simple shifts. They came in a dazzling array of colors and were so easy to wear, like a modern Lily Pulitzer. But the real attraction was Marie-Anne herself—she had such unique personal style. She was wearing one of her dresses in a beautiful shade of deep pink with a Pucci scarf tied like a kerchief. She called her line Tocca—which means touch in Italian.