All of the sturm und drang happening over at Halston over the past several months leads to many questions, not the least of which should be “did anyone over there even try to get Maria Grachvogel on the phone?” Because she is quietly doing Halston 2.0 better than anything that has come from the recently revamped label as of late. Grachvogel’s spring 2012 collection is awash in easy, fluid Grecian-inspired shapes, classic shifts and sheaths and all sorts of slightly reworked versions of the day and evening dress. The two standout graphics of the collection are a languid watercolor print in several colors and a subdued reptile skin that would almost certainly intrigue the woman who never thought she would wear animal print. Grachvogel’s use of drapery and uncomplicated finishes has produced a collection that will appeal to a broader base of women who look for pieces that flatter as well as render them the chicest woman in the room. Select looks from the collection are below.