Alexis Mabille put the vamp into vampire with his fall collection, inspired by “The Hunger,” the 1983 film in which Catherine Deneuve plays a supremely stylish bloodsucker. The designer, who scored a coup by dressing Zoe Saldana for the Oscars, showed some winning graphic looks, such as a masculine gray flannel coat with camel lozenge insets, and a blood-red-and-black crepe cocktail dress with two pointed, fluttering panels in back. But pieces like those were outnumbered by others as dissonant as the show’s soundtrack, which blended rock music, classical piano, snatches of film dialogue and panther growls. To wit: A white poplin shirt worn over a leopard dévoré velvet top and a blue lamé wrapover skirt. Compounding such aesthetic missteps was the quality of the fabrics, which included a stretchy-looking gold crêpe and an iridescent net that were more high street than high fashion.

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