June 02, 2010 New York
Menswear elements came in the form of bright orange silk palazzo pants and high-waisted flared-leg trousers. Ladylike silhouettes included A-line frocks that breezily skimmed the hips, and a gold sequined tank dress Roy advocated as daywear. The latter might have been unthinkable back in Peláez's fifties heyday, but it's perfectly suited to the modern woman—Michelle Obama included. Remember, the designer counts the First Lady in her growing fan base.