Coperni: Drive-in catwalk show inside the AccorArena
Finally, Paris Fashion Week had an actual live catwalk show. A drive-in runway event witnessed Thursday night by a few score of editors and influencers from inside Citroen DS7s and staged inside the AccorArena.
It’s a hybrid car and this was a hybrid show, with 70 guests and iced half bottles of Ruinart; two per chauffeured driven car. The Citroen headlights illuminating the runway models inside the stadium, normally reserved for rock gods like Madonna, U2 and Beyoncé.
Car radios all tuned to the same frequency, techno trance driving on the cast, guests straining out of the sun roofs to capture the action live on Instagram.
An homage to Paris at night; a slinking and sexy fall/winter 2021 that trumpeted all that is good about the Coperni duo of Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer. Their ability to redefine classics with the unexpected cuts, angles and materials.
Cut-out hacking jackets worn over slouching leather pants; pagoda shoulder blazers shown with cuffed mannish pants or one shoulder silk tops, trimmed with zips.
Above all the sizzling cocktails with mini-skyscraper shoulders worn over gray leather thigh boots; their giant décolleté faux-fur gown and a dazzling white faux-fur coat cinched at the waist by a curvy C Coperni logo buckle belt. A Studio 54, Andy Warhol superstar look if ever there was one.
Silver eye-shadow, spacey sci-fi shades; intergalactic warrior-woman hair styles.
The west may well still be deep in the pandemic, but as soon as the never ending curfews ends and lockdown lifts, this is the collection that smart party animals will want to devour.
Even deep in the bowls of a giant arena, with all the roof and ceiling lights turned off, the City of Light, and fashion, suddenly felt a little brighter.
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