September 30, 2007 Paris
That's a lot of meaning to jam into a collection, and, likewise, there were a lot of different, seemingly unrelated looks packed onto the runway. Cardigans were pulled on with buttons askew over unfastened dresses; jackets with portrait collars and puffed sleeves were worn with drop-crotch pants; and among Westwood's twisted ball gownsand other greatest hitswere a holographic sequin dress with padding at the hips and bum, propaganda T-shirts over stuffed bras, and even a couple of beaded show-girl numbers with matching headpieces. A beautiful mess? For members of Westwood's tribe, yes. But to the uninitiated? It just looked nutty.