The superchic opening look at Alon Livné White — a strapless, feathered peplum top and trousers, styled with an exaggeratedly large wide-brimmed hat — was both daring and promising for Livné, who is best known for churning out supersexy and intricately bedazzled looks. Ultimately, though, it was out of step with the collection that followed.
Inspired by Spanish art nouveau, the Israeli designer sent out the kinds of gowns he’s known for — slinky, sheer, fully embellished styles that left little to the imagination — many of them accessorized with tiaras. Take, for example, two of the most scandalous looks in the lineup: a flesh-colored bodysuit with a silver metallic embroidered bodice and an open-front skirt that revealed the entire leg, and a halter gown with a sheer chiffon skirt cut with dual, thigh-high slits. Thankfully, there were a few styles that leaned a bit more demure; notably an elegant spaghetti-strap gown with a dotted tulle skirt and romantic, floral lace sleeves that exposed the shoulders.