February 12, 2013 New York
Then things got a little murky. Velvet open-toe pumps topped with a bow were for Minnie Mouse, not Tippi Hedren, and a string of floaty organza gowns weren't special enough. A pink and black damask skirt, named the Vertigo, felt tired, as did a cashmere twinset with bunches of crystals peppered all over.
Where the designers excelled was in the ultra-detailed final gowns, an evolution of pre-fall's Aztec theme. Brocade, the material of the moment, was fresh in a ball skirt paired with a gray bouclé jersey top, and a slinky white long-sleeved jersey gown stood out because of its exposed zipper adorned with a gold tassel.