March 07, 2003 Paris
Despite the historical allusions, Grant showed a modern collection for modern girls. The updated Twiggy silhouette that feels so right this season was there, done in bronze and gold cotton and Lurex. There were cape-backed topsanother key look of the momentand grosgrain ribbon trims that kept things very jeune fille. A beautifully embroidered tulle skirt managed to make ethnic details look refined.
These are truly ladylike clothes, polished and sexy but with refreshing hints of irony. Motorcycle-leather topstitching saved gold satin tops from appearing too precious, while crinoline skirts, hugely full and poufed in the back, created an edgy profile. It was all trés chic, tr#233;s parisienne, and it left some in the audience comparing Grant to Charles Jamesno small compliment.