September 30, 2008 Paris
India—the Helena Rubinstein version—was the inspiration for the collection. After a rather sober Fall, he laid on the color: canary yellow, violet, coral, azure, peony, and emerald green. Gobstopper-size crystals—too many of them to count—decorated necklines, waistbands, and hems. Gn's burgeoning costume-jewelry collection got big play, too. The models wore bib necklaces or big drop earrings and matching cuffs on each wrist. It sounds like an eyeful, but it all worked, especially the floaty paisley silk dresses. Gn doesn't specialize in understatement, but there was some to be found, if you were looking, in a black belted jersey tunic dress with golden metal embroidery at the neck and (it's all relative) the beautiful strapless brocade gown that closed the show.