September 20, 2001 New York
This season Rowley jumped on the ethereal peasant bandwagon, spinning metallic lace and sweet embroidered cotton into looks fit for a Woodstock reveler. While some of the midriff-baring blouses and tight patent belts looked awkward, the bulk of this collection is ideal for Springtime patio cocktail parties from Silverlake to Sag Harbor.
The knockout number? A metallic purple lace cocktail dress with a U-shaped neckline, which is bold and rich looking without being flashy.