September 25, 2005
Graeme Black proposed a jazzy spring at Salvatore Ferragamo, opening the show with a simple drop-waist dress accessorized with long necklaces and T-straps. He didn't indulge in the Gatsby moment, but used it as a springboard for the elegant and sporty separates that followedlike a classic shirtdress with short satin French-cuffed sleeves, and a layered tank worn with trousers. Color moved from the covetable bags into the collection about halfway through, when Vlada Roslyakova appeared in a neat lilac knit ensemble. A shiny exotic coat in a purpley blue with three-quarter sleeves, belted low, was a standout, and a strapless cut-work evening gown nailed all the season's trends.