Pegasus, the newly formed American fashion conglomerate, gave wings to Pamela Dennis' Spring 2001collection today. A darling of red-carpet regulars, Dennis showed evening wear that was one part Jean Harlow, one part Ziegfield Follies girl. Models strutted down the runway wearing shimmering satin gowns in colors that varied from warm gold to cool-as-ice platinum and white.

Dennis' fluid, fishtailed bias-cut dresses—accessorized with diamond broaches and jewelry from Harry Winston—recalled sophisticated '30s Hollywood glamour. In contrast, a gold metal-mesh string bikini was all 2001 in its barely-there-ness. One-shouldered dresses, halter necks and bandeaus emphasized low, low backs, and Dennis' ideal little black dress was matched perfectly with a satchel from her just-launched bag collection.