This season, the creative starting point for Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli was the Rome Opera, but you’d be wrong to expect direct, overt references.
“Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic”. Those are the first words – or lyrics, for the musically inclined – that come to mind after seeing last night’s Alexander McQueen show.
For the Spring 2014 Chanel presentation, Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into an art gallery, filling it with 75 art works that he himself conjured up. “Chanel Art”, the theme of the show, trickled down from the walls of the gallery and into the collection.
The first of rule of being cool is that you can’t try too hard, and last night’s Saint Laurent show treaded an incredibly fine line in that respect.
Elie Saab has a lock on sexy eveningwear, as he has demonstrated season after season. And this season is no different.
If every designer has their own signature style, Stella McCartney definitely flies the flag for understated elegance. This season, she worked on flattering the female form without ever constricting it.
Up until last night, you would’ve been forgiven for conjuring up images of iconic graphic jumpers, star-studded T-shirts, and Bambi-printed items every time someone mentioned Givenchy.
Gold metal disks resembling suns basked the Chloé venue in a soft, yellow glow as the models walked down a sand-colored runway.
Out of the handful of influential designers making their mark on youth culture today, Kenzo’s Leon and Lim just moved toward the head of the class.