September 08, 2004 New York
Hilfiger managed to please them all with a breezy, confident collection. Inspired by a summertime sailing trip, Hilfiger focused on all things seaside. He started with a cozy, ankle-length dress done in classic sailor stripes, worn by the undulating Naomi Campbell. There were tweaked classics, like a white cotton pea coat, a rainbow-hued schoolboy's jacket, and ivory sateen sailor pants. But Hilfiger throws a rocker edge in when he can, and that showed up in a bright-orange mini leather jacket worn over a tiny bikini, and a saucy pair of gold Lurex shorts with a sheer white shirt. And even the most determined landlubber would be charmed by the cool ivory gown that closed the show.