Stacey Bendet was inspired by the uplifting American optimism of the late 1950s for her Alice + Olivia Spring 2013 collection.

With the brand’s signature flirty flair, the clothes took shape in full-skirt silhouettes, corsets, bustiers and sexy cropped pants, with plenty of party dresses also featuring in this bold and sexy collection.

Feminine fit-and-flare dresses, pedal pushers, crop tops, a beautiful tiered maxi dress, cropped jackets, macs and shorts in shades of sky blue, pink, coral, bright orange, mint green, lavender and peach filled the room at the designer’s Meatpacking District studio.

Colour-blocking stood out, as did the punchy polka dots and the colourful stripes.

Red-carpet-wise, celebs have plenty to choose from as Stacey presented a selection of maxi dresses and gowns ranging from colour-block chiffon halter gowns, a gorgeous white peplum gown with a black lace overlay, a colourful maxi shirt dress and a lightly beaded beige gown.

For Spring 2013, Alice + Olivia launched a handbag collection with three styles: the classic ‘Olivia’ bag, the ‘D’ bag for women on the go, and the ‘See’ bag for everyday use.

Other key accessories included lace-up pointed-toe booties, pointed-toe pumps, ankle-strap sandals and cat-eye sunglasses.

Celebrity Attendance: Louise Roe, Holland Roden, Jamie Chung, Lauren Conrad, Natasha Bedingfield, Tinsley Mortimer, Angela Simmons and Elizabeth Moss

Favourites: Splash paint dress with tulip skirt and striped strapless dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Holland Roden, Sami Gayle, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Sophia Bush, LeAnn Rimes, Tinsley Mortimer, Louise Roe, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jordin Sparks, Nicky Hilton, Odette Annable, Jamie Chung and Abigil Breslin