October 06, 2006 Paris
Where were the coats and suits that have made Grant's Marais studio a must-shop for devotees including Lee Radziwill, who looked the picture of elegance in his front row? A flawless raincoat in the palest gray near the beginning boded well. Unfortunately, though, this was followed by dresses that were surprisingly offhand (read: sloppy) for such a meticulous tailleur, the worst offender being a lime-green cowlneck jersey number. A plainer T-shirt dress cut from the same fabric but in heather-gray worked better.
For all that, Grant turned out some fine evening dresses, especially the final look, a red gown with a fishtail train and a bodice folded, pleated, and pressed with the assiduous attention to every detail for which the designer is known.