Two looks from Costello Tagliapietra's Spring 2010 show. Photo: Imaxtree

DESIGNER: Costello Tagliapietra

INSPIRATION:
Themselves and everything around them. The designers made "an effort to find the elegance and grace out of what felt like endless days of dreary weather... Even the prints this season came out of photos taken during this past rainy Spring."

TOP LOOKS: Spring-green short draped dress; buff high cowl top and matching wrap front skirt; a slate gray washed silk pleated dress that closed the show

ACCESSORIES: Shoes from Loeffler Randall's Resort 2010 collection, specifically platform ankle booties in luggage leather and patent snake, plus roll-cuff, lace-up flat booties that would have been right at home on Molly Ringwald in "Pretty in Pink."

WHO WAS THERE:
Leigh Lezark and Geordan Nichol of the MisShapes; fellow designers, Phillip Crangi, Gaby Basora of Tucker, and Jessie Randall of Loeffler Randall

WHAT WE THOUGHT:
C & T went back to the "DNA of our brand" and came out with what they do best: Draped dresses. The plaid-shirt and suspender-wearing duo stripped away all the bells and whistles and delivered pure elegance.