And the fourth day God created Albert (Elbaz). At last, my prayers for some colour were heard and Elbaz gave us a colour explosion to celebrate his ten years tenure in Lanvin.
The bright colours came with peplums, skirtsuits and brilliant large baroque jewelry. However, the party didn't end here. Roland Muret launched a modern, slimmer version of the New Look, while Dior gained back his old allure through Bill Gaytten, who decided to welcome his first winter in the Maison with a reversion of the same look.
Gaytten's version was closer to the original one of Christian Dior, as it concerns the emphasis on waist and the skirts' width. Peplums were also "honoured" by the master of knitwear Sonia Rykiel, who presented it in knitted, cosier versions alongside midi-length pencil skirts.
On the other hand, there was a deconstructive mood by Maison Martin Margiela and Anne Valérie Hash; the last mentioned deconstructed another Great french Look, Le Smoking, giving to it a less classical character.
|Anne Valérie Hash|
|Maison Martin Margiela|