Vanessa Seward left Azzaro
earlier this year, and the new creative director, Mathilde Castello Branco, doesn't make her debut until next season. A design team was responsible for the collection for Spring, and you could tell. There wasn't much of a unifying theme to string together the jumpsuits, evening gowns, and bathing suits beyond the house's signature crystals. Azzaro isn't a collection that requires deep thinking on anyone's part—it's about party dresses and red-carpet frocks. Still, Seward could be depended on for a bit of humor or wit, and there was always her fab husband Bertrand Burgalat's soundtrack to keep you entertained if the clothes faltered. There was nothing flat-out wrong here today, other than a rhinestone-trimmed minidress dripping in silver paillettes and the matching Deco headpiece it was paired with. But a hint of personality would've been nice.