Armani Privé’s couture collection for Fall- Winter 2019/2020 was divided into two sections: black looks opened and closed the show and in between Armani inserted an array of sweet pastels. In both sections the tailoring template followed this general rule: structured, but imaginatively tailored jackets topped trousers with a pajama-like ease; in most cases the pants were veiled with a net, which increased the sense of flou or movement, especially when that net was dusted with sparkle. On one striking ensemble, the jacket’s grid of bead clusters was echoed by the polka dot print of the veiled pants. Turning back to the red carpet, here are two likely contenders that showcase the range of the Privé evening offering. The first was a powder pink silk satin strapless dress embroidered with pearls and crystals in a lozenge motif swathed in lamé tulle. It dipped alluringly low in back but retained a regal aura. The second was a black tulle full-skirted dress gown with a matching cape. Both gown and cape were ebullient with lamé polka dots.