By  on September 27, 2017

“The most important thing, I wanted to make it a very happy and optimistic collection,” Dries Van Noten said during a preview. “We always say fashion can be a reflection of what’s happening in the world. But fashion can be also be escapism. For me, it was really important to have that.”

Perhaps Van Noten rethought the upbeat thing right before the show and, unable to redesign his collection in a day, made some tweaks to the production. It’s hard to make The Ronettes bubbly 1964 ditty “Be My Baby” dirge-like, but DM Stith’s version, which dominated the soundtrack, does just that. It provided perfect accompaniment to the models’ stone-faced, lethargic runway walk.

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