October 04, 2006 Paris
The vibe for evening was just as breezy, even a bit Californiana nod, perhaps, to her Hollywood fans. Short, racer-back tank dresses came covered in studs, while a silk organza trapeze was pin-tucked from waist to hem in gently rolling waves.
But nothing got the pulse racing quite like the show's great-looking, newly proportioned suits. Longer through the jacket but still slim, and with high-waisted, straight-leg pants, they were a sophisticated, yet sexy antidote to the show's otherwise billowing bubble shapes. McCartney earned her recent renown as a women's designer by making clothes to suit not just playtime but all of the complex obligations of modern girls like herself. That's why you'll likely find a lot more of those Savile Rowinflected stunners in the showroom.