September 09, 2001 New York
The white shirt was the central theme of her collection; it came laced up, tucked into generous skirts, delicately embroidered and worn as a camisole over pajama pants. For contrast, there were coffee-and-emerald check pants and skirts, stone poplin suits and a great silk crepe dress with a pleated flapper fringe and nude back. Herrera also showed a few leather shirts and wrap skirts, but these felt a bit cumbersome and stiff at times.
Evening was a smorgasbord of pleats. Old-school gowns and grand sweeping skirts in pearl-gray organza stole all the thunder from the charmeuse tank gowns, which offered a familiar spin on the current lingerie-dressing craze.