Until Sex and the City picks up for its final season in January 2004, those pining for a glimpse of urban glamazons can satisfy their needs by combing through Diane von Furstenberg’s spring collection. Who knows better how to dress the Samanthas and Carries of the world but von Furstenberg, whose savvy at combining sex appeal with serious flair has made her a commercial force to be reckoned with (she’s just added cosmetics to the DVF empire). As usual, her show pulled in an A-list crowd that featured Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Lauren Bush, and T-Boz, along with regulars like Bianca Jagger, Marisa Berenson, and Anh Duong.

This season, von Furstenberg and creative director Nathan Jenden were inspired by the original Sex symbol, the twenties flapper. They jazzed her up for the present day, though, cutting floaty chiffon dresses close to the body, cropping a tennis skirt into a mini (and producing it in perforated leather), and dip-dying a pair of white sailor’s trousers in rainbow colors. The designer is known for her love of bold prints, and she sent out a baker’s dozen, from abstract shapes to an Egyptian-inspired ibis motif. Of course, dressing for nightlife has been a top priority for the fashionably inclined of every era, so von Furstenberg provided a parade of gowns in body-hugging chiffons and slinky jerseys; perfect for letting the good times roll.