The colors with Versace's Resort collection was especially vibrant against this gray New York day. Rays of tangerine, turquoise, chartreuse, and bubblegum pink ricocheted from the clothes across the house's Fifth Avenue showroom as models slunked about wearing supremely sexy dresses in those same shades. Of course, these frocks were all about curves. Layers of bright tulle were tightly ruched from neck to knee (well, really, a few inches above), while stretched fabrics in small-scale florals hugged the body.They were the kinds of glamorous, seductive pieces this house was built on, and the matching shoes--stiletto sandals with bands of stretch jersey wrapped around the foot--were killer. Conveniently, they zipped up the back--easier to slip off when boarding the yatch.
Speaking of which, the collection was based on a maritime theme, eliciting cropped, striped cardigans, wide-leg pants, and teensy bra tops with sailor-slash-Medusa buttons. But perhaps the most noteworthy look here, aside from those hot dresses which—if you have the body—are really good, is the long, straight skirt. Hemlines have been falling all week with designers emphasizing a lean, elongated silhouette. When you see someone like Donatella Versace, who’s never shied from a micromini, do lower-shin length, you know the tide is shifting. But don’t worry, she hasn’t completely gone off the deep end: Those long skirts still have a thigh-high slit.