If there was as anodyne to the flood of wild prints and raucous neon colors of the Spring/Summer 2012 collections, it came in the serene beauty of Chado Ralph Rucci’s understated and impeccably designed collection. Now celebrating his 30th anniversary in fashion. The nearly all-white collection eschewed color in favor of construction. Fashioning neoprene (the go-to-fabric of next spring), wool, and tulle into jackets and maxi dresses that enraptured an older crowd anchored by style doyenne Iris Apfel. His most experimental element, clear plastic inserts, gave a wink to the forward-thinking Pierre Cardin, but Rucci was far more concerned with elegance than trends.