Chic Urbanity, Equestrian Elegance and Outer-Space Style – Viktor & Rolf, Hermès and Alexander McQueen
Viktor & Rolf featured men’s-wear looks with a Forties slant, while Jean Paul Gaultier explored the equestrian in his first collection for Hermès and Alexander McQueen’s styles had a touch of the alien about them.
Viktor & Rolf: The deep, dark forest — a classic fairy-tale setting if ever there was one, and the one chosen by Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren to frame the beautiful Viktor & Rolf collection they presented on Friday. “It’s about a metamorphosis,” said Snoeren before the show, about “the transformation of a woman into a deer.”
Anyone expecting such a tale to feature damsel types in various states of chiffoned, beribboned delicacy should not judge a show by its soundbite. Because, for all their doe-eyed makeup and fanciful antlers, Viktor & Rolf’s models told a story of chic urbanity, and the collection’s real transformation was one of classics made captivating.
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