February 11, 2003 New York
As the Kinks, the Who and the Beatles played at earsplitting volume, Hilfiger sent out short, white A-line dresses made from space-age materials like neoprene and Teflon, worn with Courreges-inspired flat silver boots and boxy short jackets or mink hoodies. He cut pants tight and seamed, in the style of vintage skiwear, and topped his looks with silvery oversize anoraks, white motorcycle jackets and funnel-neck short coats. Hilfiger also worked plenty of shiny patent leather into the collection, as an accent or in great pieces such as a slick leather car coat and skinny white pants. With two exceptions—a bold red coat and skirt shown at the end—the palette stayed white, black or navy. Hilfiger clearly knows not only the era, but also just how his customer wants it interpreted.