is fond of calling his Resort collection Chado Light. Don't think for an instant, though, that he's skimped on the über-luxe details that he's made his calling card. André Leon Talley may have introduced this designer to the public at large by wearing his made-to-measure capes on America's Next Top Model
, but Rucci isn't going mass. Case in point: a ravishing white evening caftan painstakingly embroidered in clear sequins. If there's any difference at all between this season and his runway shows, it's the emphasis on city-chic day and cocktail wear over high-drama evening looks. There was a refreshing lightness to a black silk pantsuit with sculpted sleeves; ditto a fitted lavender slipdress with a waist-defining band of black around the torso. As for after-eight, the chartreuse top and long bronze column skirt combo was a soft, unstructured beauty.