October 09, 2000 Paris
Kors' collection was inspired by visions of desert life, with rich safari and unstructured military themes. Vintage denim bombers and pale jeans, distressed leather trousers and officers' coats, suede sarongs and linen Sahara coats will be a welcome change for the ladies who donned last season's Dynasty-inspired collection. Naturally, Kors still provided the luxurious, highly refined basics his customers swear by: There was a sensational gold-leaf cashmere turtleneck, a sinful crocodile battle number and a divine bronzed wool military jacket. Kors also indulged in cashmere sweatpants and shirts which hadn't been done with such ease since Norma Kamali. Tortoise-print bikinis and safari dresses were also lighthearted and fun.
Kors' collection proved that you don't have to stage a revolution to make a point. His clothes spoke of a quiet, sophisticated luxury that is perfectly in tune with the moment.