Diane von Furstenberg called her show "Rock Goddess" (and she had a couple of goddesses in her front row: Uma Thurman and Jennifer Lopez). But "Flower Child" might've been a more apt title for this breezy Spring collection, which, in contrast to Fall, consisted mostly of dresses. The models wore silk flowers and feathers strung from leather cords in their loose hair, and there were all manner of sixties standbys, from plissé wrap gowns and short tunics to a Saint Laurent safari dress and ribbed knits worn with denim flares. Everything was boldly colored, splashed with lush prints (often more than one in a single outfit), or trimmed in crystals and beads. Should von Furstenberg's hippie chick long for a touch of glam—a subject with which the designer is on intimate terms—there was a gold jacket and tuxedo shorts (worn, thank goodness, separately).

The overall effect was one of unbridled optimism. We could all use a hefty dose of that, and if it comes in the form of a flirty dress that gives us Aphrodite-like powers over men, so much the better.