Lela Rose showed real development in her latest, sophisticated collection. A favorite of well-heeled private clients, this transplanted Texan has gathered some impressive buzz lately, courtesy of her clients the Bush twins. And the clothes Rose showed in the comfy confines of Christie's would clearly delight any first daughter, or even a first lady—regardless of party affiliation.

Rose struck an ideal balance between dressy and casual by pairing a white beaded tank with a lacy skirt, and an embroidered top with a full, swingy, ochre skirt. More formal was a white terry cloth suit with a trumpet skirt, and a stunning coat of the same fabric. For evening, there were slip-like dresses and styles with sleek bustier tops, as well as the requisite big-night-out gown with some pouf, all shown atop Rickard Shah shoes.