September 26, 1999
"Judo Jetson blends my favorite cartoon character with spiritual Japanese influences," said John Bartlett about the opening part of his Byblos show, which featured white and black linen jackets with tie waistbands, sharply tailored capri pants and asymmetrical skirts. The clean, almost clinical looks eventually gave way to an array of satin pieces with geometric designs in shades of turquoise, pink and pale blue, often paired with crisp gray pants and jackets. Bartlett's inspiration? "The second part of the collection was all about Jackie O. on acid," he explained. Of coursewho wouldn'ave guessed it?