September 16, 1999
Fashion's king of minimalism showed a romantic, ethereal collection that played with almost imperceptible variations of light and pattern. Colors went from white to putty and pale blue to light gray in fabrics that were sheer and airy. Sophisticated coats and jackets were treated like redefined button-down shirts. Suits were feather-light but tailored razor-sharp, and classic dresses with built-in underwire bras brought the collection into the new millennium with the use of technologically advanced materials like micro-pinstripe opaque jersey.