For his second couture collection, Vauthier improved on what’s becoming his signature: sculpted pagoda shoulders, which bear the mark of his onetime employer Thierry Mugler. Vauthier’s well-executed, dress-centric lineup drew applause and offered tough glamour via thigh-high slits, plunging necklines and Swarovski sparkles, recalling the glamorous years of Halston in New York. Futuristic power dressing came through via draped, figure-hugging skirts, pants, dresses and jumpsuits. With a palette limited to just two colors, clinical white and greige, the designer, however, may have been too minimal in his approach.

For his second couture collection, Vauthier improved on what’s becoming his signature: sculpted pagoda shoulders, which bear the mark of his onetime employer Thierry Mugler. Vauthier’s well-executed, dress-centric lineup drew applause and offered tough glamour via thigh-high slits, plunging necklines and Swarovski sparkles, recalling the glamorous years of Halston in New York. Futuristic power dressing came through via draped, figure-hugging skirts, pants, dresses and jumpsuits. With a palette limited to just two colors, clinical white and greige, the designer, however, may have been too minimal in his approach.

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