October 12, 2000 Paris
The twisted shapes that have dominated other collections were nowhere to be found here; instead, Rodriguez opted for clean-shaped blazers, shirt dresses and leather skirts with gently gathered waistbands. Suede T-shirts, kimonos and camisoles felt as light as the ecru linen wrap tops and jersey dresses; wide leather belts and hard silver cases with red or black enamel stripes gave the looks an edgier feeling.
For evening, Rodriguez kept it simple with beaded geometric dresses in bone, black and red. Aside from a couple of long, shimmering skirts, the look was short, uncomplicated and sexy.