October 02, 2000 Milan
Appropriating key elements of black-tie dress-up, Steele sent out a procession of demimondaines clad in black tuxedo-inspired pantsuits with white lining; white shirts and cheeky bow ties; white satin halter-top dresses suspended from a black tie; and white pencil skirts with simple black turtlenecks.
To break the bichromatic spell, Steele turned to Ferrari-red patent-leather coats, sequined ties and piping on immaculate coats, as well as marabou-sleeved evening dresses and a show-stealing feather coat. The shoes? Black Manolo Blahnik stilettos with a crimson sole, of course.