Richard Tyler showed his couture collection on a handful of models, and on mannequins assembled throughout his spacious downtown townhouse. It was a smart move on Tyler's part—editors were able to walk around at their own pace, touching the fabrics and examining the precise craftsmanship and attention to details upon which his reputation is built.

There was plenty of va-va-voom Hollywood glamour on display: silver beaded jersey dresses with necklines down to there and slits up to here, a translucent red chiffon gown sensually pleated and gathered at the bust and a black silk chiffon jersey column hanging seductively from one shoulder. But, unlike other evening wear designers, Tyler doesn't work solely with the Academy Awards paparazzi in mind. Many of his best pieces were cool and understated, like his ice-green leather suit, geometric printed trench and dress, and hand-stitched blazers.