As expected, Christian Lacroix stepped in to add a
touch of color and whimsy to a predominantly dark,
Contrasting solids were played up to the max. Yellow,
lime-green and bubblegum-pink turtlenecks were
surefire attention grabbers when paired with sorbet
furs trimmed with dangling miniature tails and flashy
stockings. Lacroix's jackets were reversed and shown
over narrow tapestry trousers; a red square-spangled
trench shimmered in the light, while a long, black
suede dress with studded leather insets and long
streamers brought to mind hard-core chic.
At times, however, Lacroix's flights of fancy strayed
off compass, and his runway became a hypnotic jumble
of sequins, patchwork, ruffles and color-drenched
prints that competed simultaneously for attention.