Monday, October 02, 2006
Bienvenue vers Paris!
After two years in New York, Wolfgang Joop has brought his Wunderkind collection to Paris. "In America, they were always telling me you have to be a little businesslike, a little sporty, a little realistic. Here, you have to follow your heart," he said. Well, it seems that Joop's heart is of two minds. I'm not sure if the bonnets were a hit?
Since relaunching Balmain last season, designer Christophe Decarnin has scored his share of red-carpet attention—a freshly cropped Audrey Tautou in a short white number at the Cannes premiere of The DaVinci Code being the most notable. Therefore, his focused sophomore effort concentrated primarily on party frocks favored by young Hollywood. Inspirations mainly came from the 80's archives. Will those same starlets soon be wearing them? You bet.
Margiela Martin Margiela's best-kept secret—apart from his Mr. Invisible image—is that he is one of the finest designers in the industry today. But personally I found this spring's collection rather strange. It's fair to say, too, that there was an Americana stars-and-stripes theme worked into the show.