PARIS — Talk about steam heat. Tom Ford’s fall Yves Saint Laurent collection, inspired by Diana Ross, whose greatest hits played on the soundtrack, was full of sexy style. In this, his second stellar collection of the season, he voluptuously revisited the Studio 54 of Ross’ heyday, with lingerie looks, leather pants and some terrific coats, among them one that might be the coat of the season. Here, one of his ultra-racy lingerie numbers. For more on the shows, see pages 4 to 9.

This story first appeared in the March 11, 2003 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.