February 10, 2005 New York
The biggest surprise was the clothes themselves. Skin baring? Yes. Sexy? Of course. But luxe? We weren't the only ones to be amazed. From the first look to the last, fur figured strongly in Lopez's Sweetface collection. Boleros were whipped up in lambskin and fox. One intarsia cardigan that looked like a knit turned out, on closer inspection, to be woven mink. And there was even a sable. What's a girl to wear with all that fluff? Baby doll dresses in chiffon or velvet. Bubblegum-pink hoodies and faded jean Capris. And least practical, perhaps, but certainly most fabulous, cashmere microshorts. Oh, and don't forget the diamonds.
For the finale, Naomi Campbell strutted down the runway in a navel-baring silk chiffon jumpsuit and a white mink picture hat the size of an umbrella. But the applause she received, loud and plentiful though it was, paled in comparison to the standing O for Lopez.