February 23, 2000
The extravagant craftsmanship of couture has filtered down to Gianfranco Ferré's whimsical ready-to-wear line. No less eclectic than romantic, Ferré's collection featured languid dresses, taffeta ruffles over crinolines and strict Hungarian army coats thrown over utterly feminine georgette robes. There were also long leather skirts, gray flannel trousers and the designer's signature tailored shirts. This precisely cut collection will surely keep Ferré's well-established clientele perfectly satisfied.