Vera Wang is a favorite of big-event socialites and high-profile celebrities—after all, her designs can always be counted on to make an audience draw breath. This season was no exception: Wang opened her show with a rich orange zip-front caftan that could be worn with a hood up for movie star-grandeur or down for a casually chic look.

Hand-painted Jackson Pollock-like prints adorned A-line and sack dresses, a motif that carried on to evening with "scribble" beading. There were also a couple of impeccable double-faced wool coats worn with a leather tie belt, and a plethora of simple, carefully detailed chiffon Empire dresses.