September 14, 1999
Amid the sea of dainty decoration that has been the prevailing theme for Spring 2000 so far, Lawrence Steele's raw, sexy collection added a welcome dose of unadulterated energy. Models reminiscent of Helmut Newton's '70s glamour girls strutted down the catwalk wearing graphic black-and-white animal prints, studded skirts and transparent tops. Striking leather jackets and dresses were set off by accents of shocking pink and orange; detailing included large paillettes, feathers and gold piping on bare-back dresses. Steele offered the perfect look for those late nights you can't remember too well the next morning.