Early 20th-century dancer Isadora Duncan often draped scarves around her body in the way of a Grecian goddess during performances; she died in 1927 when one of those scarves got tangled in the hubcap of her car, breaking her neck. Escada creative director Daniel Wingate was thinking of Duncan’s time onstage when designing Pre-Fall, for which the dancer served as muse. “Similar to Isadora’s iconic costumes, we explored fabrics with lightness and texture to allow the body to move more freely,” he offered. A direct connection between Wingate’s shift dresses and Duncan’s wardrobe was vague, but no matter. There was a lot here for the Escada customer to love, from the double-face cashmere robe coat paired with red leather jeans to a floral jacquard suit that nodded to chinoiserie. A black bugle-bead-trimmed topper was tied up with a flat, slightly askew grosgrain bow, which made an appearance once again on the neckline of a tuxedo jumpsuit. These pieces certainly had plenty of pizzazz, and were a nice homage to Duncan’s spirit.