October 05, 2007 Paris
The "work" he spoke of was evident in the bugle beading that made zigzag paths across dresses and topsan artful play of matte and shineand in the hammered chiffon that created subtle intarsias on the fronts and backs of tunics. The only missteps were a pair of sheer columns heavily embroidered with Swarovski crystals that dropped to the floor as the models tiptoed by, leaving a shimmering trail in their wake. (They tiptoed because of the unusual way Berardi's heel-less platform shoes were engineered.) But, fetish-y footwear aside, there were plenty of sexy-looking pieces here.