March 06, 2004 Paris
But there were moments that worked. McCartney was on much-surer ground when she took her silhouette closer to the body and let the swing of the godets on a slipper-satin skirt or a jersey dress introduce a touch of fluidity and fullness without ever overwhelming the body. She also had some success when her street-savvy tailoring didn┐t stray into the realms of the supersized, such as with a close-fit houndstooth jacket in pale caramel and pink tones, worn with khaki pants tucked into faux-leather seventies-style boots.
There was the return of the chunky Peruvian sweaters that McCartney must have remembered from her childhood (worn, no doubt, by mom Linda), now looking like a neat update on Fair Isle knits. And there were some good accessories, always a challenge for someone dedicated to never using fur or leather. The standout: a canvas sneaker resting on a high rubber heel.