Eveningwear from Elie Tahari? The go-to guy for elevated, office-appropriate basics has set his sights on the red carpet. For pre-fall, he showed a starlet-worthy tuxedo jumpsuit and a one-shouldered red chiffon dress with delicate ruching all over. Elaborate details permeated the collection. Leather jackets were smocked and braided to the hilt, with shots of lace mixed in, and brief wool shorts had a heavy soutache trim.

It wasn't all about the icing on the cake, though. Sharp and simple skirtsuits came in the mid-calf hemline that's all the rage for Spring, while fingerless leather gloves—perfect for iPhone tweeting!—and a glazed tweed shoulder bag with plenty of discreet pockets indicate Tahari still has his eye on practicality.