February 14, 2012 New York
There were a few cocktail numbers that succeeded in their relative restraint—an ivory wool crepe dress with structured cap sleeves, notched V-neck, and a hint of a peplum, for example. But more often than not, more is more for Angsana's customer, who isn't afraid to appear more expensive than everyone else in the room (and with these statement makers ringing in at around 3,000 euros a pop, she might be). The pièce de résistance was her finale: a completely sheer, strapless tulle column embellished with a few strategically placed shimmering peacock feathers that the designer likened to a dragon's scales. Showing everything down to the model's nude Calvin Klein thong, it elicited quite a few oohs, aahs, and gasps. If it leaves you wondering who actually goes for this glitz, it's worth noting that Angsana reports that business is up. Modesty could be overrated.