February 25, 2007 Paris
Like McQueen, Joop enjoys a bit of severe tailoring, and this collection had that, too, in the form of a black peaked-shoulder double-breasted jacket worn with a wrap skirt and net underlay, and coats so minutely studded with beads that they resembled shagreen. He isn't the first designer to propose jodhpurs this season, but that doesn't mean women are likely to go for them. On the other hand, a forties-ish dress with almost New Look proportions was a winner. Joop smartly lightened up on the accessories in general, but those PVC tights, especially in prophylactic nude, were a definite don┐t.