Azzedine Alaïa was never, ever going to be an easy act to follow, but before an elite audience at the house’s headquarters, Pieter Mulier unveiled a striking and sculptural debut collection, to win a standing ovation.
Certain deep-pocketed brands can stage two shows for their collections. Few have ever pulled off what Louis Gabriel Nouchi managed on Thursday: stage two different brand collections by the same designer in one morning.
After successful runs in Paris, London and Shanghai, the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition touches down in New York this September, bringing over 200 haute couture garments to the Brooklyn Museum.
“Everyone reacts to sincere things. When you do something that you really believe in it, and not just for commercial reasons, people react... people understand,” argues Roger Vivier's artistic director, Gherardo Felloni.
Two diametrically opposed women walked the Milanese runway on Thursday. On the one hand, there was Moschino's sensuously sophisticated 1940s lady, on the other, the shifting, enshrouding silhouette proposed by Prada.