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Byline: Michael Carl
It's not a big leap from the white lace of christening outfits, First Communion dresses, and wedding gowns to notions of femininity, innocence, and springtime renewal. This season, designers played on those associations by showing lace in some unexpected formsoften using it as a predominant fabric. At Dolce & Gabbana, it was fashioned into skirts, rompers, suits, shorts, jackets, and of course dresses (baby-dolls and below-the-knee frocks such as the one at far left). White lace looked sporty at Thakoon, tiered and frilly at Isabel Marant, and ladylike at …