September 15, 2005 New York
That distinction would be reserved for what Karan described in her run of show as freefall back dresses. Gathered by a sash in front that passed between the middle back and the fabric, they tented out behind the models as they glided around the runway. Silhouettes for both day and evening were generally full, although she did show a few strict pencil skirts, as well as fitted, cropped pants.
Two sequined gowns near the end of the show seemed out of place, mostly for their predictability. A third, with a creamy white illusion neckline and a navy body, looked too familiar. An inventive, fluid way with draping is what Karan's audience has come to expect and appreciate.