February 21, 2000
Leave it to Narciso Rodriguez to create the perfect little dress. The Cuban-American designer's forte has always been adding a touch of edginess to simple, chic classics, and this season he proved that he is still ahead of the game in that department. Silk charmeuse formed the base of his collection--showing up on dresses and slips that were worn alone or layered, alluding to a sensual state of partial undress. Rodriguez hardened the mood with sharp, tailored leather coats and cashmere tweed dresses. There were also sleek, fitted cashmere trousers and sexy, curve-hugging T-shirts. Clever accessories completed the look: Rodriguez featured luxurious alligator bags, decadent mink booties and hefty chains worn as necklaces and bracelets.