February 26, 2007 Paris
In addition to those swirling and bunching shapesthis season shown snapped together (and racily unsnapped) like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzleshe reprised such favorites as the corset and the exaggerated, squared-off shoulder. A Fall trend, the bolder shoulder was achieved here with padded harnesses that, when they came in gold brocade, made believable substitutes for evening boleros. Also on-message were the big knit furs and blown-out plaids.
It┐s more difficult to explain how the cave-drawing prints and intarsias fit in, other than to say that she loves a doodle and that she had seen fit to name the show "Wake Up, Cave Girl." But then, without a few oddball elements like those (or a bit of sideshow, like the band of supporters in the audience sporting fake-fur loincloths and wielding golden clubs), she wouldn┐t be Westwood, would she?