There’s no place like home. Certainly for Andrew Gn, whose opulent 18th-century Paris apartment offered partial inspiration for fall — a Louis XV commode in his drawing room, in particular. Upping the ritzy ante was a secondary theme in Montesquieu’s novel “Persian Letters,” which details the travels of two Persian noblemen journeying through France. In other words, Gn was going full-tilt towards the high life. Nevertheless, he kept things utterly controlled in precise silhouettes (sculpted bell-shaped skirts; military coats) and measured embellishment — the tight ruffles down a neckline or cascading across hips, for instance. Providing a tough-chic counterpoint to the rococo vibe was his use of leather, whether in small doses (trims, lapels and inserts) or in jackets intricately smocked or embroidered, rocaille-style. The elaborate designs on belt buckles and cuffs were lifted directly from the scrolls and floral motifs on Gn’s commode. And as for the eveningwear portion, it was fantastic. Highlights included a black velvet gown with gold feuille d’acanthe appliqués and two of the most seductively bewitching long-sleeve dresses to grace his runway.

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