September 30, 2000
Practically every single one of Spring's big trends turned up at Versusfrom the cranberry gathered-waist cocktail looks that opened the show, to the black halter dresses with slashed cut-outs and nude backs, to the motorcycle jackets here in satin that cinched at the waist and billowed at the shoulders. Black lace dresses came sprinkled with rhinestones, while tight ruched skirts and skimpy dresses were accessorized with double-turn belts and large stone buckles. There were also tank tops with streamers and bunched straps, aqua-and-copper printed pantsuits and even a few frankly unflattering culottes-and-blazer combos.
Since it is a diffusion line, it's understandable that Versus would want to provide accessible looks to its younger clientele. But, as it was, the collection did that and not much morea sense of evolution, or at least a hint of that old-school Versace flair, was sadly absent.