October 05, 2005
Véronique Leroy's timing couldn't be better. She's dress obsessed, the dress is the item of the season, and a seemingly unlimited number of PYT's are eager to wear
dresses. For spring, the designer softened fall's strict governess styles in favor of a more rustic aesthetic inspired by ceremonial garb like wedding and communion gowns. Her delicate tone-on-tone embroidered pieces were sweet yet not cloying (with the exception of her bloomer ensembles). Upending the popular tulip shape, Leroy opted for full, romantic sleeves. Such volume worked best atop one of the designer's covetable dresses or when balanced with short skirts rather than hot pants. Like Leroy's voodoo-inspired jewelry, the slim-tailored pantsuits and tunic ensembles that opened the show offset the prettiness of the rest of the collection.