It takes a talent like Karl Lagerfeld to channel 1960s
street style, reinterpret it using only black and
white, and get away with it.
Fendi's Fall mod squad stormed the runway in zip-up short furs, white leather trousers and perky minidresses with Courréges-like cutouts that revealed a circular flash of skin; large contrasting zippers served as functional embellishments that ran along the back. Black coats were piped in white, knit turtleneck tops morphed into little leather skirts and silver lapels gave white jackets a bold touch. Lagerfeld only strayed from his two-tone palette to show a couple of gray sheared-fur suits, and a Space Odysseysilver dress that turned model Devon into a time-warping visitor from the future.
Accessories included strict Victorian brooches, flat patent- and ostrich-leather boots, and thick, metallic belts that will be among the season's most coveted items.