BY SHARON GRAUBARD & NICOLE FISCHELIS
Marie-Antoinette, with her pastel gowns, ribbon-tied bodices, and exaggerated panniers, has been impacting fashion since the day she arrived at Versailles in 1770. For next spring, her Rococo style lives on. Nardos Imam of Nardos showed a full-skirted high-low frock festooned with flowers that conjured up sugar-paste cake decorations. Sandy Liang, queen of downtown girly-girls, offered a puff-sleeved number in a sweet mix of gingham, lace and taffeta. Christian Siriano went all-out Rococo with a bejeweled pannier look, and Olivia Cheng of Dauphinette kept it young with a structured ultra-embellished minidress that finished with a playful beaded swag at the hem. Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera presented a “mini-crini” with a built-in corset in a lemon-chiffon color that was pure confection.