A little “Alice in Wonderland” and a whole lot of classic Versace. The combination made for a terrific spring romp from Donatella Versace. It was exciting, and tons of fun, to watch Versace revel in the house codes of flamboyance and overt sexiness, especially since she did so while staying au courant and without turning a touch vulgar. As for Alice, who captured the designer’s fancy via Tim Burton’s much-anticipated film, the nods came more in the collection’s sense of visual adventure than anything else. Still, one could scour for a few reference-worthy ideas beyond the charming rabbit print — through-the-looking-glass (as in plastic) dresses and skirts, a metal-bodiced gown glam enough to make any White Queen proclaim, “On with the dress!”

 

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