February 04, 2006 New York
For evening, she mostly avoided structure and instead pushed her draping skills to new heights, embellishing dresses with crafty touches like crochet, macramé, and rosettes. One wool number tented from the neckline to the floor with only metal paillettes at the waist interrupting its long, flowing lines. Another, in champagne silk twill, was overlaid with weightless net that was attached below the bust with a cluster of crystals. These are not gowns destined for the dance floorthey're far too preciousbut rather for grand, sweeping entrances and exits, and only then if your date is a gent and agrees to mind your train.