Like many other designers we've seen this season, Narciso Rodriguez softened up his collection for spring 2010.
Jessica Alba caused a media frenzy as she took her seat in the front row—looking great in a black sequin mini dress, her hair blond and slicked back into a low knot. Other notable faces in attendance at the Tent in Bryant Park included Isabel and Ruben Toledo, Emmy Rossum and Courtney Love.
As the first two looks came out—dripping in gauzy layers of black and white—it was evident Rodriguez planned to leave fall's tough futurism behind him. The clothes remain sculptural (through complicated stitching techniques and arty cut-outs) but with a new freedom for the body to move.
Although the collection was full of standout pieces (a white bubble dress, a black mesh tank/skirt combo and cropped jackets to name a few) the last three looks—modern evening gowns, short in the front and long in the back—hit a high note as they floated delicately along the runway.