In a city like Paris, there are seemingly infinite opportunities to view art. On Sunday morning, Andrew Gn added another option with a sophisticated lineup, named The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, that referenced such art.
“It’s an homage to some of my favorite modern and contemporary artists,” said Gn backstage before the show. Referring to Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Georges Braque, Peter Doig, Carlo Mollino and Giò Ponti, the designer boldly used graphics inspired by the artists, working the motifs with a light, youthful hand.
Many of the looks had a cubist touch, from the graphic angles on folded jackets and skirts to the cool black-and-white rendering of a modern city landscape that served as both the set’s backdrop and the print on a languid jacket and full skirt.
Braque-inspired doves and stars were appliquéd onto a green silk georgette T-shirt and navy crepe shift dress, while the insets that formed a Léger-like guitar on a silk georgette top were equally striking. Such crafty visuals could easily lean toward kitsch, but Gn successfully executed the look with just the right amount of restraint.