Vera Wang says she looked back — way back — for her spring collection, recalling the 18th century in France. The white gravel covering the floor at her runway show in a Chelsea gallery was there to evoke the same gravel at the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, and her sumptuous garments to evoke thoughts of Marie Antoinette and Versailles. She said, "With the tight tailoring, you have a sense of a woman who went for a great deal of control.