Knitting pretty on the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2010 runway. Photo: Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

DESIGNER: Cynthia Rowley

VIBE: 1950s tourist meets scissors-happy tailor

BEST LOOKS: Impressionistic floral dresses; dresses with horizontal slashes; skinny black belts with trim in the back; super-cool square sunglasses

ACCESSORIES: Taupe slip-on, tie-up booties with super high heels; high-heel slides adorned with bows; striped clutches; Mamie Eisenhower bangs

WHO WAS THERE: Jill Hennessy, John Bartlett, Erin Lucas from "The City" and several people wearing great hats

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Cynthia Rowley's clothes always have an etheral-meets-modern quality to them and this collection, shown in the ornate Gotham Hall, carries on that tradition. Silk, water-color dresses had a flattering, girlish silhouette. Several dresses in wheat-colored fabrics were trimmed with black; one had a floppy black bow-tie and another a bustier top. Sparkly sequin sweaters looked gorgeous -- definitely great throw-ons for a cool summer night in any resort town. Throughout the collection were dresses with intriguing horizontal slashes, a neat spin on the cut-out idea showing up on several other runways.

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Cynthia Rowley Spring 2010
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Cynthia Rowley - Spring 2010

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images

    Cynthia Rowley Collection - Spring 2010

    Slaven Vlasic, Getty Images