February 15, 2011 New York
A short, white and black checked tweed jacket trimmed in fox accentuated the waist; paired with a black crepe skirt it was very classic, a little cool. Cooler still? A pair of leather-to-the-thigh, jersey-to-the-hip stirrup pants. They might not fly at brunch, but they'd look very chic après ski. The solid, jewel-toned satin dresses at the end of the show—in peacock and sapphire—were pretty but uninspiring. Better was the last look, a black strapless gown whose considerable skirt was embroidered with hundreds of white-bordered organza petals. It received a fair share of front-row "oohs" and "aahs."