January 26, 2006 Paris
For Rykiel's new menswear, that meant tailored tweeds and Prince of Waleschecked flannel. Though not strictly English, the tartan accents, as in a tie or a knit twinset, gelled with the royal family's love of the Highlands. But it's doubtful that the duke would have made the quantum leap to black leather pants and a trim fuchsia-striped cardie over a black turtleneck. That was much more Sonia's thing, as was the red felted peacoat with "Saint Germain" appliquéd across its back.
A green gab trench and a brown velvet suit also had some boho pep. But what is it with the footwear at this house? A gray flannel suit was accompanied by gray patent slip-ons that yelped "panic at the disco." The green ones weren't much better.