February 09, 2006 New York
In his program notes, he promised "tailoring, sculpting, shape-making, and mixing proportions with different influences and moods." Toss in layering, and the description fits. You could argue that there was too much of too much to take it all inone editor observed how refreshing it would've been to see the female models in the men's more-simply-cut-and-presented evening suits. But several items did stand out, a few for the wrong reasons (no one but a model can pull off that bunching of fabric at the bust and hips), and a few for the rightincluding a brown wool trench silk-screened with an abstract camouflage print.
Besides cool slouchy leather boots and not-ready-for-mainstream fur cuffs, there were precious few extras. Here's to hoping that next season Lagerfeld invents some of his signature irresistible accessories for these new collections.