Photo: Bottega Veneta. Credit: Peter Stigter / For The Times
Sara Dovan pointed to Dolce & Gabbana's heavily embroidered black and white jackets and studded denim and Kris Van Assche's sheer shirts as the kind of things they think their customers will open their wallets for next spring. She especially liked Alexander McQueen's paint-splattered "Analyze That!" collection (for the first time, the designer opted to do a static presentation instead of a runway show, which allowed people to get a close-up look at the Jackson Pollock-inspired paint drips, fun-house mirror Jeff Koons-meets-Botticelli blazers and cobalt blue flecked ties).Dovan pointed to a silver melting-mercury Jacquard suit: "It's the first time I've left a showroom knowing I've already got the piece sold," she said.