Dennis Basso described his collection as targeting a woman with European taste. Perhaps so, but that vision translated into a range of classic shapes: mermaids, big princess gowns and A-lines, including one with a long-sleeve illusion bodice and chiffon skirt. He worked both sleek and voluminous silhouettes with embroidery, crystal beading and sheer insets.

The designer followed his main lineup with four “couture” looks, the best of which he dubbed “First Lady,” a hand-beaded, V-neck bodice over an organza tulle A-line skirt — the froth tempered by deep pockets that added a modernist edge.