Lingerie created for the street is nothing new, and in its defense, negligees are actually rather practical when the weather inches above eighty degrees. Though for fall, designers have unapologetically brought back the nighty for a season when temperatures hardly hover above forty -- it’s either frostbite fashion, or a futuristic uniform intended for global warming’s next-millennial affects. Raf Simons created a color-blocked version for his final collection at Jil Sander, and Peter Copping’s was dark and stormy at Nina Ricci. At Givenchy, a procession of nightgowns came down the runway, each trimmed in lace with metallic embellishments.
Left to Right: Jil Sander, Nina Ricci, Givenchy