February 21, 2005 Milan
Lacroix captured the voluminous spirit of the season in puffball blouson shapesin wool or luxe duchesse satinand in mushrooming skirts and billowing peasant blouses. Shine ignited those blocks of solid colorfrom lamé python prints to gold sequins tracing fissure patterns over a black satin trench coat.
The haute couturier in Lacroix let rip at night, providing temptations for a jet-set lifestyle from Ibiza to Mumbai. A skinny-rib black knit cardigan worn with a floor-length skirt in signature Pucci swirls of coral and black would be perfect for a banquet at Palazzo Pucciand a dazzling evening gown in eye-popping orange chiffon (deftly spliced with a slither of purple as only a couturier can do) seemed destined for a red carpet momentperhaps for Bollywood icon Aishwarya Rai?