October 05, 1999
The grandiose Musée du Petit Palais served as the setting for Stella McCartney's sensual collection. Fringed, frayed, ecru denim pieces opened the show, accessorized by white boots with high heels and bold ankle cuffs. A series of interesting embroidered pieces followed--delicate colored thread formed figures of women and animals on skirts, jeans, and jackets. The collection's underlying theme of subtle opulence was underscored by the hand-painted jerseys, diamond-embroidered pieces and 24-K-gold chains that held together some tops or served as blouses. For McCartney's customer, luxury, evidently, comes naturally.