Alberta Ferretti’s dresses are tried and true. Her measured approach to spring meant scores of subtly girly options for the partygoer-to-be. In fact, she sent out enough pretty frocks to last 1,001 nights. Ferretti twisted the bodice of a wispy pink number into a sweet rosette. She veiled a glittering gown with ivory chiffon, creating a glazed effect. And, better than most, she knows just how to tuck and gather chiffon. This time out, besides her renowned chiffons, Ferretti also worked in high-sheen charmeuse, doing draped minidresses in synch with the season’s volume-fixation. But if no news is good news, then this collection — full of pleasant-enough clothes — was great.

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