It’s not the thought, it’s what you do with it. Which is by way ofsaying that except for his set — walls veiled in white; still-cratedchandelier; runway assembled of smoky mirror panels in gilt frames, allsuggesting the loveliest of construction sites — and a soupçon of SaintLaurent, little about Jason Wu’s fall collection walked a straight linefrom his inspiration: the 25-year renovation of Versailles as chronicledin the three-tome photography set “Parcours Muséologique Revisité” byRobert Polidori. Which is all the better, as Wu avoided cumbersomeconstructivist moves, preferring to work the evolving grandeur motif byinfusing appealing flourishes into his very pretty clothes.

 

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