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He strayed from his theme a little for a series of hand-painted striped dresses _ and a boatneck gown in black and a blush primrose color was particularly nice. It was sleeker than many of the other looks.

An off-the-shoulder dress with a flounce around the neckline was also quite pretty.

Dresses with bodices wrapped in grosgrain ribbon but tiers of tulle on the skirt captured a little yin and yang. Beaded dresses with blousoned tops had a lightness you don’t always see with heavy embellishment.

As for the ivory-colored tulle and lace gown, it would be lovely for a bride, but there probably aren’t many other occasions to wear it.