Donatella Versace has traded in the sexy slink of her bias-cut dresses for Fall for something a bit boxier. The 1960s were a starting point for Versace
's new Resort collection, but the designer tempered the innocence of sweet little shift dresses with mash-ups of archival Gianni-era prints. The Medusa and the signature Greek key both figured prominently, while polka dots and flags added an element of surprise. Other shifts featured patchworks of glossy, multicolor python skin. The geometric harlequin motif looked particularly sharp on a tiny miniskirt paired with a black leather blazer and peep-toe go-go boots. Versace made a point of addressing every aspect of her customers' lives. Believe it or not, there was even a hoodie destined for the gym that merged lilac performance cotton with a graphic silk print. No surprise, though, the evening pieces were best in show. The Greek key pattern rematerialized here in a Swarovski crystal and tulle insets circling the hem of a cocktail number and the waist of a smoking jacket. Best of all was a black one-shoulder column dress with a thigh-high slit bordered in thick bands of rhinestones.