Tall figures on sky-high platforms, which Vera Wang said were inspired by Giacometti’s long, lean sculptures and, following a series of all black or black and white looks, Modigliani’s burnished colour palette. Artistic references for a collection that had something regal and sepulchral about it, especially in the early exits – tops and long skirt-kilts with double buckle fasteners and high splits. There was also lots of masculine tailoring in the suits with short shorts not much longer than the jackets, while the remaining looks were sheer slip dresses with visible underwear, some layered over skinny black trousers and/or paired with long wraparound coats, others embellished with sequined front panels.