June 01, 2008
That diminutive powerhouse, Donatella Versace, was in town today to present a vibrantly colored Resort collection in which safari elements mingled with Indian influences. Long, tailored jacketssome with puffed sleeveswere paired with slightly bubbled (and slightly odd) button-front minis. Dresses and statement gowns kept to a clean silhouette, save for the draped pleats curving around the side; these pieces had an instant, uncomplicated appeal. For long-term fans of the house of Versace, it should be noted that simplicity went out the etched-glass window when it came to accessorieseach look came with enough clinking, ethnic-style jewelry to fill Ali Baba's cave.