September 09, 2005 New York
Having focused in previous seasons on party dresses, primarily of the floaty, romantic variety, Gueron branched out for spring into daywear. She showed of-the-moment cardigan jackets and pleated gauchos, as well as adorable drop-waist dresses in breezy cotton-silk that looked just right with flat sandals. For evening, she dressed up the same material with rosettes dotted with Swarovski crystals or tassels that trimmed necklines and functioned as belts. An abstract rose print that decorated a cotton voile gown and knee-length cocktail dress married her twin inspirations of Art Nouveau and English gardens. "I usually don't do so much embellishment," Gueron explained of one gray cotton gown with a smattering of matte black sequins near the hem. "But it's still edgy and true to my style." Which should keep hip, young women like Coppola and her following coming back for more.