Alexandre Vauthier appeared stuck on repeat with his display of disco glamazons in pagoda-shouldered shirts or rippling metallic gowns slit to the thigh — and beyond. A billowing caftan in an Op Art geometric print provided a welcome alternative to the pencil skirts that were cut so tight they practically hobbled the wearer. That some of the outfits lacked the exquisite finish that is a hallmark of haute couture hardly seemed to matter here. These clothes practically beg for a stage, making Vauthier increasingly popular with performers ranging from Rihanna to French singer Keren Ann, who cheered him on from the front row.

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