October 01, 2010 Paris
The show opened with a trompe l'oeil dress—an hourglass bustier picked out in nude, black, coral, and cinnamon on a background of white. The palette set, those shades reappeared throughout, as color-blocking on a clingy knit tucked into culottes and as stripes on a baggy dress and jumpsuit. A couple of forties-by-way-of-seventies pantsuits and some abstract printed dresses kept things lively.
For the finale, the girls sashayed out to the tune of "Be My Baby." They were bare-legged and wearing only stripey sweaters, matching briefs, and oversize retro shades. If the story doesn't change much from season to season at Rykiel, you're always guaranteed a good time.