Duality is the foundation for the new black & white (with dashes of red) collection by Vera Wang, who spoke of a mix between “schoolteacher and showgirl”. Chaste looks featured a masculine shirt, sometimes transparent, and a knee-length skirt, while others, designed for somewhere between the boudoir and the gym, had bandeau tops, crop tops and shaper briefs revealing the midriff and bare legs towering over sky high platforms. Destructured dinner jackets, some as a dress, and high-waist trousers represented the masculine side always present in the designer’s style, while the feminine side found expression in cascades of iridescent sequins on the long dresses in the finale and black swan feather appliqués on sheer skirts, which reached a peak in the final look.