Uptown Girls

From left, Proenza Schouler, Catherine Malandrino, Michael Kors. Photo: Photographs by FirstView

For designers who never step too far from the eighties, this season's looks were less Madonna and more Azzedine Alaïa: rich gals lounging by the pool. Michael Kors went retro-crazy with belted suits, swimwear, and dresses. Catherine Malandrino opted for a "Thriller" vibe with a white satin jacket with zipper details. Proenza Schouler's collection was rife with references to Alaïa, Hervé Léger, and Geoffrey Beane. Flat, wide-brimmed hats held court with tighter-than-tight skirts and tops. The decade of decadence marches on.