October 03, 2006 Paris
Working in black, white, beige, and metallics, Gn kept the show's silhouette short and narrow. Perhaps the richest offering was the coat cut from a silver silk brocade made to resemble crocodile skin. But he also added python to his repertoire, trimming the puffed sleeves of a bolero in the stuff or using it as the basis for an anthracite abstract silk print.
It's a rarefied world Gn calls home, and to be sure, this show felt repetitive near the end, as one short ombré-beaded skirt came out after another. Don't his ladies have occasion to wear pants? Elsewhere, though, he had his eye sensibly on growth. A one-shouldered cocktail number with a silver sequined serpent coiling from the asymmetrical neckline to the waist should get the youth vote.