February 08, 2000
Big-city glamour was the inspiration for Michael Kors' dazzlingly rich, unabashedly ladylike show, which is sure to usher in a season of polished, sophisticated dressing. Kors reinterpreted decadent deco classicssleek, tailored coats, languid blouses and body-hugging metallic columnsin a way that brilliantly crystallized the opulence of the current fashion moment. There were also textured tweed suits, sumptuous cashmere sweaters (which are currently being treated as essential, everyday staples) and healthy doses of fur and feathers for good measure. How to accessorize the 1930s by way of 2000? With large pearls everywhere, sleek pumps, Minnie-the-Moocheresque head wraps and fedora hats and ice-cool diamond belts, of course.