Synchronizing their men’s and women’s universes has been a running sub-theme of the fall-winter season. On cue, Nicolas Ghesquière tapped into the same vein of inspiration for men as he did pre-coll women’s: The music scene in the late Seventies/early Eighties, when punk rock style yielded to something sleeker and more chic. Ghesquière gave the period a futuristic twist and graphic sharpness via tubular coats, slim-lined suits and lean biker jackets. Bold stripes and blocks of color and fabrics heightened the modernity. It was easy to imagine American musician John Lurie donning these lean silhouettes in some cool diner of tomorrow.

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