January 27, 2007 Paris
For Hermès, that luxury scarcely stops at skins. Rigor and sensuality, the twin poles of the collection as defined by the show notes, were represented by the layers of sober-toned cashmere and vicuna in which twenty-first-century masters of the universe would undoubtedly choose to face the world. The label's technical mastery is such that black corduroy trousers gleamed like satin, as did a tuxedo in a glazed wool. Subtle but showy, Hermès remains sui generis.