February 28, 2000 Paris
Kors claimed Oscar nominee Chloë Sevigny as his primary inspiration. Although Sevigny is barely old enough to have experienced the decade firsthand, she has an insouciant way with great clothes of recent vintagelike '70s Saint Laurent piecesthat place her ahead of the fashion curve. Kors revisited the Saint Laurent ideal via off-the-shoulder satin print gypsy dresses in café au lait, paisley or leopard-print satin. Bold Chanel overscale tweed weaves also put in an appearance.
Kors is obviously targeting the glamorous young Park Avenue princesses who want to play dress-up in clothes they (just) remember their moms wearing. And who knowsMom herself might be tempted to relive the glory moment too.