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PARIS, February 28, 2006 - The Marithé and François Girbaud show was staged beneath a backdrop of giant silver spheres suspended over a stage of ice-blue lighting. Entitled "Ballroom on Ice", the sixty pieces that made up the Winter 2006 collection were shown to a waltzing soundtrack. Flossy orange tops gave way to splashes of fuchsia and plum, while a profusion of black layering looked light as a feather.

The series of stetsons and fleece-lined cowboy jackets were less an allusion to the movie Brokeback Mountain (as stated in program notes) than a commercial gesture. As France's foremost fashion critic, Virginie Mouzat, pointed out in her review for Le Figaro, the show was "aimed at America where the company's fortune was made."


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