Revolving doors are nothing new in fashion. The fall 2004 season saw Tom Ford exit Gucci and Saint Laurent, and Julien Macdonald say “au revoir” to Givenchy. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Gaultier, following in the footsteps of his one-time assistant Martin Margiela, made his debut at Hermès, and in New York, Libertine sent their silkscreened vintage clothes down the runway for the first time. Trend-wise, things were unraveling (via deconstruction) at Comme des Garçons and Olivier Theyskens’s Rochas, while at Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, and Jonathan Saunders the vibe was more futuristic. Veiled faces and gloved hands leaned ladylike, while sequins and fur screamed G-L-A-M!