Madison Avenue regulars will be delighted to find that Peter Speliopoulos tackled at Cerruti many of the season's recurring themes, making them accessible to a perfectly proper audience.

His take on masculine tailoring included high-collar button-up shirts, roomy blazers and two-button overcoats with rounded edges. Paillette-encrusted flirty white shifts referenced the mod mood that was so prevalent in Milan. Little capes fluttered over straight trousers, and cocktail dresses revealed geometric flashes of skin in the back. Sexy ribbon dresses, pom-pom-trimmed necklines, and button-lined deep-slit skirts and gowns closed the show.

Speliopoulos' clothes are certainly chic and polite; but one wishes the designer would take an occasional risk or two and give Cerruti a more directional spin.