October 06, 1999
Getaway glamour was the theme for Celine's striking presentation: Jennifer Lopez meets Jackie O. in St. Tropez, of course, for fun in the sun. Duran Duran blared on the speakers as Michael Kors sent out a procession of hand-bleached silk denim ensembles--a new and luxurious take on acid wash, that reliable '80s favorite, this time around with matching oversized travel bags. Dresses and tops in suede and jersey followed. The fabrics were as light and easy to wear as the colors Kors favored: watercolor blue, pale turquoise and bright chartreuse. Kors' penchant for easy luxury extended to the glove-leather vests, chrome-studded cashmere T-shirts, and crystal-encrusted sarongs--which would work equally well on the beach or as evening wear by a bonfire. The accessories were no less striking: clear Lucite bracelets, stiletto mules and, of course, logo-emblazoned totes. It was an accomplished, playful collection punctuated by Kors' trademark simplicity of design and the richness of the fabrics he employed.