October 01, 2006 Paris
The answer, happily, was mostly yes. A trio of silk numbers in Mother Teresa bluethe best of which looked like an elegant yet simple sheath in front, but was bare at the backstood out among the show's white, nude, and blush offerings. So did a royal-blue halter gown with a deep plunge and a pleated skirt. Hoodswhich appeared on everything from a cardigan sweater to a shirtdresswere a recurring and not too overtly religious trope; the same went for narrow shifts layered over pants. A.F. Vandevorst's men's vests looked smart and salable, but if it isn't a sin to put men's cotton briefs over tights and ask a model to walk the perimeter of the Musée Galliera in them, then it should be.